UA Fort Smith News, UA Fort Smith:
The dedication of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship has resulted in its designation as a 2009 Tree Campus USA University by the Arbor Day Foundation.
UA Fort Smith is the first higher education institution in Arkansas to be named a Tree Campus USA University.
UA Fort Smith’s application was submitted by Alison Litchy of Fort Smith, the university’s urban forester. The application provided the Arbor Day Foundation with information on the purpose of UA Fort Smith’s tree care plan and outlined practices and processes used in selection and care of the various species found on campus.
Litchy said attaining the status as the first Tree Campus USA in Arkansas shows the university’s commitment to protecting, caring for and adding trees to the campus.