Tree Campus Higher Education

In 2019 LC State received the designation of Tree Campus Higher Education.  As such, LC State is the only public, 4-year institution in the State of Idaho that has that title from the Arbor Day Foundation.

Tree Campus Higher Education Requirements

In alignment with the goals of the LC State Arboretum Committee, the Tree Campus Higher Education requirements are:

  1. Establish a Tree Advisory Committee
  2. Develop a Tree Care Plan
  3. Verification of dedicated annual expenditures on the Campus Tree Plan
  4. Involvement in an Arbor Day Observance
  5. Institution of a Service Learning Project aimed at engaging the student body

Lewis-Clark State College strives to maintain a healthy urban forest on its campus in Lewiston, Idaho.  The mission of LC State is to prepare students to become successful leaders, engaged citizens, and lifelong learners.  The core themes at LC State are opportunity, success, and partnerships. In alignment with Tree Campus Higher Education, LC State seeks to promote opportunities for students to learn about the importance of trees, successfully maintain and grow our urban forest, and create partnerships with organizations that share the mission of stewardship.

View our current Application for Tree Campus Higher Education.

View our 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education Institute recognition letter.

What is Tree Campus Higher Education?

Tree Campus Higher Education is a National Arbor Day Foundation program that provides recognition for colleges and universities, at the state and national levels, that make a commitment to trees on their campus and to their surrounding community. This commitment can have multiple benefits such as:

  • Significantly reducing the amount of energy a campus, and community needs to generate
  • Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
  • Providing green spaces for students and faculty to enjoy and relax in
  • Increasing the number of trees on campus and in the community
  • Instilling pride in the campus and community environment