UIC Named Tree Campus Higher Education Institution

trees on the UIC campus

Arbor Day Foundation recognized UIC, once again, as a Tree Campus Higher Education institution this Arbor Day. Please check out the article, “UIC earns Tree Campus Higher Education Recognition” in UIC Today to learn more about how UIC achieved this recognition.

UIC has 3,678 trees in its urban campus forest. The most common species of tree at UIC is the Thornless honey locust. Our trees cover 33.7 acres of campus and help sequester over 23 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere – each year! Read more about the benefits our trees provide in the infographic, “UIC Urban Forest Effects & Values.”

Find out what your "spirit tree" is on the UIC campus by taking this tree personality quiz developed by Sustainability Internship Program students at UIC