Lone Star College-Montgomery Receives "Tree Campus USA" Designation

Published on: April 07, 2014

LSC-Montgomery receives Tree Campus USA recognition from John Warner, district urban forester with Texas A&M Forest Service during last month's Texas Wildlife & Woodland Expo event. Also pictured are (center) Linda Corbin, director of facilities at LSC-Montgomery, and Pat Sendelbach, interim vice president of administrative services at LSC-Montgomery.
LSC-Montgomery receives Tree Campus USA recognition from John Warner, district urban forester with Texas A&M Forest Service during last month's Texas Wildlife & Woodland Expo event. Also pictured are (center) Linda Corbin, director of facilities at LSC-Montgomery, and Pat Sendelbach, interim vice president of administrative services at LSC-Montgomery.
Lone Star College-Montgomery was honored with 2013 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

Lone Star College-Montgomery achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.

"It's a great honor to receive this award," said Dr. Austin Lane, president of LSC-Montgomery. "I'm very proud of our facilities personnel, all of whom take great care to make our campus look so beautiful while preserving our trees. I like to refer to our campus as the 'paradise behind the pines,' and this recognition affirms that description."

“Students are eager to volunteer in their communities and become better stewards of the environment,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.

“Participating in Tree Campus USA sets a fine example for other colleges and universities, while helping to create a healthier planet for us all.”

“Toyota is so proud to support a program that we believe has a great impact on both reducing the environmental footprint of a college campus and inspiring college students to become conservation leaders,” said Latrondra Newton, chief corporate social responsibility officer for Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

LSC-Montgomery received its Tree Campus USA plaque from John Warner, urban district forester with Texas A&M Forest Service, during the recent Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo held on the college campus. More than 5,000 people attended the annual event.

The Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota have helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested over $26 million in campus forest management last year. More information about the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.

About Arbor Day Foundation: Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.