Eastern Illinois University is proud to have once again attained Tree Campus USA status! First earning this status in 2010 and recently retaining the distinction for 2011 and 2012, EIU is one of fewer than 200 American colleges and universities to be recognized via this partnership of Toyota and the Arbor Day Foundation. It is one of 14 Illinois institutions to make the latest list.
Tree Campus USA recognizes college and university campuses engaged in effective management of their campus trees as well as development of connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests. Recognized institutions also strive to engage their student population in these efforts by utilizing service learning opportunities centered on campus and community forestry efforts.
Institutions must meet the following five standards in order to qualify for Tree Campus USA status: