Florida Tech has been re-certified as a Tree Campus USA, according to a January letter from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to the National Arbor Day Foundation.
The designation, which the university has received the last two years, recognizes Florida Tech’s dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.
That dedication was in full display in late January when, in honor of Arbor Day, Florida Tech Horticulturist and Manager of Grounds Holly Chichester and Facilities Operations staff came together to plant four trees around the pond south of the Clemente Center and PDH parking lots. They planted two Florida red maples and two dahoon holly trees, both native Florida trees.
Tree Campus USA is a national program of the Arbor Day Foundation that honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy management of their campus forests and for engaging the community in environmental stewardship.