The S.C.C. Tree Advisory Committee has just received verification that S.C.C. is now a certified Tree Campus USA through the National Arbor Day foundation!
This is great news to us as the college community has always taken great pride in urban forestry and understood and respected and importance of healthy trees on campus. Many years of hard work, and lots of hard work of the committee members, and partnerships with organizations such as the Missouri Community Forestry Council, have finally paid off!
How many trees are on our nearly three hundred acre campus? Over two thousand trees! These trees are essential to carbon intake, soil stabilization, water filtering, and energy savings! Understanding the importance of trees on our environment and our future is of the utmost importance.
This is just another step in the right direction and yet another addition to our green initiative. Keep an eye out because there will be some arbor day events coming up in April, and with spring right around the corner, the trees are about to make their annual debut as the leaves and flowers emerge. Congratulations to the Committee and to the college community as a whole.
St Charles Community College Tree Campus U.S.A. 2011!