Marietta College honored as a Tree Campus USA for 2016

Distinction showcases College's commitment to caring for tree resources

MARIETTA, OHIO (10/10/2017) Marietta College was recently recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Marietta is one of only 344 colleges and universities to receive this special distinction, which sets it apart from other schools and shows the College's commitment to encouraging students and employees to care for the planet's tree resources.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry acts as a guiding hand in helping a community to become qualified as a Tree Campus USA. The Urban Forester recommends a community to the Arbor Day Foundation for this standing. In order to achieve the title and the honors, a community must meet four standards: a Tree Ordinance; an active Tree Commission or forestry department; a comprehensive urban forestry program supported by a minimum of $2 per capita; and an annual Arbor Day proclamation and public observance.

For additional information about the Tree Campus USA program or the Arbor Day Foundation, visit

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and has been listed among Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Peterson's Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by