Mount Vernon Nazarene University aims to continually provide students with a sustainable and enjoyable campus. The MVNU campus, with its flourishing trees and abundant greenspace, is a tremendous source of pride for our community. This endeavor toward sustainability and campus beautification has earned MVNU the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus Higher Education designation since 2019.
- Campus Tree Advisory Committee
- Campus Tree-Care Plan
- Campus Tree Program with Dedicated Annual Expenditures
- Arbor Day Observance
- Student Service-Learning Project
- Protect and maintain the campus trees by managing the impact of development and construction on the campus trees.
- Provide protection and to make sure that removal of any trees on campus are conducted with proper considerations and adequate replacement program.
- Promote tree species diversity to enhance educational opportunities on campus.
- Promote respect and awareness for the value of trees.
CAMPUS TREE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
- Prof. Tim Radcliffe (Chair) — Faculty Representative
- Ben Cook – Director of Facilities Services
- Dr. Jon Bossley – Faculty Representatives
- Heather Hoag – Staff Representative
- Darrel George – Staff Representative
- Corey Hitchman– Grounds Coordinator
- Kiera Jones and Owen Adkins – Student Representatives
- Dr. Randy Cronk – Community Representative
The work of the Campus Tree Advisory Committee provides additional education opportunities for biology students and for the broader campus community. Students in botany and ecology courses regularly use the campus treescape as a part of labs. Members of the campus community and visitors soon will be able to explore tree species on campus through geolocation and species identification in the Geocaching Adventure Lab app.
WHAT IS TREE CAMPUS HIGHER EDUCATION?
ARBOR DAY OBSERVANCE
Arbor Day 2022