VFCC Named Tree Campus USA

by Office of Marketing | May 13, 2010
VFCC has been named a 2009 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. VFCC is the first college or university in Pennsylvania to be named a Tree Campus USA college. 

"The Tree Campus USA program will have a long-lasting impact at Valley Forge Christian College as it engages college students and local citizens to plant trees and create healthier communities for people to enjoy for decades to come," said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. 

Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship. Tree Campus USA is supported by a grant from Toyota. The Foundation launched the program by planting trees at nine college campuses throughout the United States. 

VFCC met the required five core standards of tree care and community engagement in order to receive Tree Campus USA status. 

"Valley Forge Christian College is honored to be recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a 2009 Tree Campus USA College. This distinction will provide a great deal of momentum to our tree initiative," said Dr. Don Meyer, president of Valley Forge Christian College.