Stony Brook University Honored with Tree Campus USA Designation for Tenth Consecutive
Stony Brook University was recently named a 2022 Tree Campus Higher Education Institution
for the tenth consecutive year. Tree Campus Higher Education, a national program launched
in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities, and their leaders, for promoting healthy trees
and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
Alaina Claeson, Horticulturist/Landscape Coordinator at Stony Brook University commented,
“This tremendous distinction would not be possible without the support of our Campus
Operations & Maintenance team who is committed to creating and maintaining green spaces
across our campuses. Over the last ten years, our outdoor spaces have dramatically
transformed and evolved as the University continues to take strides towards sustainability
To obtain this distinction, Stony Brook University met the five core standards for
effective campus forest management, including establishing a tree advisory committee,
creating a campus tree care plan, dedicating annual expenditures for that campus tree
program, observing Arbor Day, and sponsoring student service learning projects. Over
the last ten years, the University has planted just over 1,200 trees and engaged with
hundreds of students who have helped plant and maintain our landscapes across campus
during numerous University events.
Read more about our efforts to preserve green spaces on campus on the Sustainability website.