Tree canopy is a critical component of community health infrastructure – but urban tree cover is shrinking, and its health benefits are not often equitably distributed. The Tree Campus Healthcare program, first announced in 2019, recognizes health institutions that make a mission-aligned impact on community wellness through tree education, investment, and community engagement. The Arbor Day Foundation announced the inaugural class of sixteen Tree Campus Healthcare facilities, which earned recognition by fulfilling five program standards in 2019. Interested facilities may apply for 2020 recognition in Fall 2020 at www.TreeCampusHealthcare.org.
View the sixteen beautiful campuses in the photo gallery below, and download our program overview to read more about the importance of trees to community health and learn how your organization can be recognized as a Tree Campus healthcare facility.