Tree Campus USA

The trees of the College have been a part of the ethos that is Haverford since 1834. One year after the college’s inception (1833), a committee hired English gardener William Carvill to lay out a “lawn” on what had been farmland. Today, Haverford College is the oldest planned college landscape in the country.

Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
Haverford College is one of five colleges or universities in Pennsylvania to have earned the recognition by meeting five standards: having a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, sponsorship of student service-learning projects, an event observing Arbor Day and dedicating annual expenditures for a campus tree program. This accolade celebrates and recognizes Haverford’s commitment to conservation and environmental stewardship.

Join us on campus for our Arbor Day tree planting, Friday, April 27th, at noon, Chase Hall.

More information about the Tree Campus USA program is available at

under the oaks at graduation

under the oaks at graduation