WHEREAS, Winthrop University is known and admired for its beautiful tree-lined campus; and

WHEREAS, many of the existing trees are of similar maturity and species, a long range plan is needed to ensure a healthy and diverse tree canopy in order to maintain the distinct character of the campus; and

WHEREAS, Winthrop University strongly believes in being environmentally responsible by enacting policies and procedures designed to protect and enhance our campus and to promote sustainability; and

WHEREAS, the campus community who studies, lives, works, and visits our campus deserve a healthy environment in which to do so; and

WHEREAS, Winthrop University demonstrates leadership in making sustainable decisions that help to positively address the health of human and natural systems thus simultaneously advancing economic vitality, ecological integrity, and social welfare

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of Winthrop University hereby endorses the Campus Tree Plan as the formal planning document that will be used in planting, protecting, maintaining, and removing trees to ensure a safe, attractive, and sustainable campus.

August 21, 2017