Tree Campus USA
In Spring 2020, Washington College completed the requirements to become Tree Campus USA certified.
The inaugural events to commemorate our Arboretum included planting a tree from Mount Vernon, and nourishing it with soil generated at the Campus Garden in collaboration with the Compost Team. The launch was postponed due to the COVID pandemic.
The campus trees are doing well, thanks to the thoughtful stewardship of our dedicated grounds team led by Mallory Westlund, who follows best practices developed by our Tree Campus USA committee.
In April 2021, we plan to complete the dedication of our achievement with a special sign produced by Brian Palmer, Director of Digital Media Services. Engraved on wood from a campus tree, it showcases our Arboretum logo designed by naturalist Pamela Cowart-Rickman. It will be gently illuminated with embedded LEDs, positioned in the shade of one of our campus’ magnificent canopy trees.