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UT Tyler Receives Tree Campus USA Designation

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January 29, 2019

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler announced recently that it has earned 2018 Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

This is the second consecutive year for UT Tyler to receive the designation for meeting standards for sustainable campus forestry.

"We are extremely honored to be recognized once again by the Tree Campus USA program,'' said Jerry Stuff, vice president of operations and strategic initiatives. "Our university community takes great pride in preserving the natural beauty for which our
campus is known."

UT Tyler's tree care plan includes initiatives to ensure the beautification of campus that is appreciated by visitors from across the country.

"As the campus grows, our advisory committee works to preserve the parklike setting," Stuff said. "Visitors often remark on how beautiful the campus is, and for many students it is a significant factor in the decision to attend UT Tyler."

The Patriot Tree Advisory Committee is composed of faculty, staff, students and Tyler residents who assist in the planning, coordination and operation of tree plantings and related

UT Tyler's 2019 Arbor Day celebration will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, on campus and will be open to the public. Activities will include tree plantings and booths with information about urban forestry and its impact on the environment. For event information visit uttyler.edu/arborday.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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