Tree Campus Higher Education®

Tree Campus Higher Education® is a recognition issued by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize higher education institutions that promote a healthy urban forest and foster student and community engagement with urban forestry. UVU received Tree Campus Higher Education® recognition for the first time 2018. To earn this recognition UVU met the following 5 standards:

  • Standard 1 - Form a Campus Tree Advisory Committee (Join the UVU Tree Advisory Committee).
  • Standard 2 - Prepare a Campus Tree Care Plan.
  • Standard 3 – Campus Tree Program with Dedicated Annual Expenditures.
  • Standard 4 – Arbor Day Observance.
  • Standard 5 – Service-Learning Projects.

Native Garden

The Native Garden is a curated demonstration garden highlighting plants native to Utah and the intermountain West. The Native Garden is currently closed due to construction impacts.

GRIT Garden

The Growing Resilience & Inclusiveness Together (GRIT) Garden is planning to start construction spring semester 2022 and to have plants in the ground for the summer growing season. The GRIT Garden will be an inclusive space for the UVU community to come together in research, education, and community resilience. The Garden will grow fresh produce for the UVU Food Pantry and will provide space for academic research, campus & community education, and a space for the community to mindfully connect with nature.

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