March 2020- Fischer and Freeman-Day interviewed by Indiana Daily Student about IUB’s Tree Campus USA recognition. https://www.idsnews.com/article/2020/02/iu-earns-tree-campus-usa-recognition-for-12th-consecutive-year
Indiana University-Bloomington was recently awarded Tree Campus USA for the 12th consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation. IUB was a member of first Tree Campus USA awards in 2008 and has submitted its credentials and met the standards in each succeeding year.
Professor Fischer reflected on IUB’s history of being a Tree Campus USA. He was a member of the Arbor Day Foundation’s committee that designed Tree Campus USA in 2007 and was able to assist IUB during that period to prepare them for the upcoming five standards. The five standards are “a tree advisory committee, campus tree care planning, dedicated annual expenditures for the campus tree program, having an Arbor Day of observance and provide a service-learning project”; all needed to be addressed quickly for IUB to achieve qualification. BUFRG PhD student Stephanie Freeman-Day briefly explained her research work examining the history of protecting urban forest patches on IU’s campus.