OSU - Tree Campus USA
We all know beavers like trees. These ones aren't cutting them down, they're planting. On campus almost everywhere you look, you see trees. So it's not surprising that OSU Facilities was awarded Tree Campus USA for a 5th year in a row.
According to the Arbor Day Foundation, OSU has met the five required core standards of tree care and community engagement in order to receive the Tree Campus USA status: a campus tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, verification of dedicated annual expenditures on the campus tree-care plan, celebrating Arbor Day and instituting a service learning project aimed at engaging students. OSU currently has about 5,000 trees on campus, and typically plants 20 to 50 new trees per year. OSU has received this recognition multiple times.