Located in Arlington, Tarrant County College Southeast is proud to be recognized as a 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education institution by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to urban forest management.
Tree Campus High Education, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors higher education institutions and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in conservation goals.
“TCC Southeast fully enjoys it’s connection to the beautiful natural surroundings of the campus,” said TCC Southeast President William Coppola. “Once again being recognized as a Tree Campus Higher Education institution is a testament to the commitment of both our sustainability and beautification committees that take pride in our campus and protecting the environment. So many individuals have created a wonderful environment that supports teaching and learning at the highest level.
According to the official award letter, “TCC Southeast achieved the title by maintaining a tree advisor committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning projects.
The letter noted that TCC’s trees provides spaces of refuge and reflection for students, staff, faculty and community, and added, “your entire campus community should be proud of this work and the leadership of TCC Southeast Grounds Supervisor Todd Morris and the community.”