Arbor Day event Wednesday at college



Clark College will celebrate Arbor Day and its third consecutive Tree Campus USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation at a 10 a.m. tree-planting ceremony Wednesday. The public ceremony will take place on the south lawn of the Roy G. Andersen Educational Complex, known as the “T Building.” The campus is at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

Clark College achieved the designation by meeting the required five core standards for sustainable campus forestry: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.

In 2012, as part of its commitment to its college tree program, Clark College students, faculty and staff worked with Vancouver Urban Forestry and members of Friends of Trees to plant several new trees on campus, which sits on an 80-acre arboretum in the city’s historic Central Park.