Tree Planting Held at NCC
Representatives from the Town of Nashville, Town of Nashville Parks and Recreation, and Nashville Elementary teachers and students gathered at Nash Community College for a tree planting on October 19, 2021. NCC Master Gardener Ken White planted the new Overcup Oak on the college’s campus near the Early College swings.
Nash Community College has held the distinction of Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for many years for its commitment to effective urban forest management and for engaging employees and students in conservation goals. The Town of Nashville has been a Tree City since 2019.
The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Nash Community College achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.
The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invest in campus forest management. This work directly supports the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees initiative — an unprecedented effort to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities and inspire five million tree planters by 2022.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information about the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.