Community Landscape

Join the Tree Campus USA Advisory Committee

The Tree Campus USA Advisory Committee is recruiting; a great volunteer service opportunity for WashU students who love our campus trees.


Since 2010, WashU is certified Tree Campus USA in recognition to its commitment to encouraging students and university personnel to care for our planet’s tree resources.

Tree Campus USA is an initiative through the Arbor Day Foundation that has recognized 333 other universities for their dedication to their campus environment. To be recognized, college campuses must meet five standards: creating a Campus Tree Care Plan, creating a campus tree Funding Program, holding an Arbor Day observance, completing a Service Learning Project, and creating a Tree Campus Advisory Committee.

The members of the WashU Tree Campus USA Advisory Committee consist of university community faculty and staff, representatives from the bordering Tree City USA’s, and representatives from our university partners who provide landscape design, landscape maintenance, and urban forest maintenance for the university.

Position Description

Assist other Tree Campus USA Advisory Committee Members with providing guidance for future planning and periodic updates to the Arboriculture Framework plan, educate the campus population as to the benefits of the campus trees, develop connectivity to the community, and organize and host an Annual Arbor Day Celebration.

  • Attend 2 to 3 meetings annually during the months of September, December, and March or as needed.
  • Assist other Committee Members to coordinate, and host (1) Annual Arbor Day Event to be held in the Fall or Spring.
  • Committee members will accept to serve for a period of one academic year with an annual renewal option.

If Interested, contact Kent Theiling, Grounds Manager / Horticulturist at WashU, at or (314) 935-4533.