Buckeyes Earn 'Tree Campus USA' Certification

Ohio State's Columbus campus has been certified as a "Tree Campus USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Campus officials got the word on Jan. 12, about three months after coordinating "ArboBlitz 2011," a four-day event featuring tree lectures and tours, tree-care demonstrations, and tree inventory and mapping activities. Though ArboBlitz was designed as a concentrated effort to help the campus reach its goal of becoming a Tree Campus USA, the undertaking has been years in the making, said Mary Maloney, director of Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens.