Morton Arboretum Awards RU’s Schaumburg Campus Level I Arboretum Accreditation

Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg Campus has been awarded Level I Arboretum Accreditation through the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. The University received the accreditation by meeting standards set by Morton arboreta and sustainable landscapes.

RU's restored prairie and part of its urban forest at the Schaumburg Campus (photo: M. Radeck)

RU’s restored prairie and part of its urban forest at the Schaumburg Campus (photo: M. Radeck)

An arboretum is a specialized type of botanical garden that focuses on trees and other woody plants. Arboreta collect, grow, and display trees, shrubs, and other plants for people to study and enjoy, and ideally are open to the public for education and inspiration. A principal goal of arboreta is to encourage and support the planting and conservation of trees for environmental improvement and enhanced quality of life.

SUST undergraduate students MaryBeth Radeck and Mary Rasic have worked on RU’s arboretum accreditation process during their time as Student Associates in Environmental Sustainability for the Physical Resources Dept. Thanks to both of them for their efforts in recognizing the ecological and community value of the Schaumburg Campus’ urban forest!

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