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Tree Campus USA (Ongoing)


Campus is recognized as a Tree Campus USA, as of 2015.  This program recognizes college and university campuses that effectively manage their campus trees, develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders, and strive to engage their student population utilizing service learning opportunities centered on campus and comunity, forestry efforts.  At Illinois we recognize that trees are an important asset for our campus and the community. They provide habitat for diverse species, sequester carbon from the atmosphere, and have been shown to have a positive effect on human behavior.

Future Illini adds soil to Arbor Day tree

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Morgan Johnston

    Project Leader:

    Ryan Welch

    Team Members:

    • Brent Lewis
    • Gary Kling
    • Stephanie Lage
    • Kevin McSweeney
    • Mike Brunk
    • Vicki Prince
    • Ricky Runions
    • Maggie Thomas
    • Sonya Grindley


  • Proposed May 1, 2013
    Proposed by Stephanie Lage
    Approved July 1, 2014
    Approved by Al Stratman
    Started January 21, 2015
    Started by Morgan Johnston
    Completed April 7, 2016
    Completed by Al Stratman