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BTN LiveBIG: University of Maryland works to save trees in College Park and beyond

It’s National Arbor Day, and people across the country are taking time to acknowledge the importance of trees and forests. However, the University of Maryland celebrated the holiday a bit early this year for a couple of reasons. First, the state’s official Arbor Day is always designated as the first Wednesday in April (also the first day of the month this year). The second reason was that Maryland was among a select few institutions recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA program for its commitment to urban forest management and engaging staff and students in conservation goals in 2014.