Those who appreciate the shade of Tech’s tree canopy amidst the Atlanta skyline have an opportunity to advocate for these plush oxygen sources with the Campus Tree Advisory Committee. The committee, comprised of members representing the diverse audience of those with a stake in Georgia Tech’s campus trees, is now seeking student members.
In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, Georgia Tech was recognized as a Tree Campus USA university; this program fosters the development of the next generation of tree stewards, and recognizes college campuses and their surrounding communities promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.
Committee members are expected to actively participate and contribute in policy and guideline issues, as well as research and gather information to enhance the Georgia Tech Campus Tree Care Plan. They are also expected to participate or volunteer in tree planting events on campus.
The next meeting of the Georgia Tech Tree Campus USA Advisory Committee is Thursday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m.; the committee meets the second Thursday of each month in the conference room of Landscape Services at 947 Atlantic Drive on campus. Interested students may contact the Hyacinth Ide in Landscape Services or email firstname.lastname@example.org.