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Dakota College Named Tree Campus USA - 2020


Dakota College at Bottineau was honored with Tree Campus USA® recognition in 2019 and now again in 2020 by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Dakota College at Bottineau obtained this distinction, by meeting the five core standards for effective
campus forest management, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a
campus tree care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day
observance, and the sponsorship of student service learning projects.

Dakota College has a relationship with the North Dakota State Forest Services providing a joint venture. All involved have a commitment to sharing the joy and ecological importance of trees and tree products with the students and community.  The North Dakota State Forest Service and DCB Horticulture staff would invite you to ‘Watch Us Grow’ as implementation of the plan progresses.  Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation, reminds of the importance of nature to our physical and mental health, congratulating Dakota College, “Your campus trees provide spaces of refuge and reflection to students, staff, faculty, and the community”.