Thanks to the efforts of Robert Redmon, director of Grounds Management at UAH, and Haley Hix, director of the Chargers for Sustainability, UAH is now officially a Tree Campus USA®. The certification will be officially recognized with a tree planting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on the greenway on UAH's first annual Arbor Day, Feb. 27 th. "Trees are literally the backbone of the UAH landscape - they are the memories of our past and the framework for the future of those who will come after us," says Redmon, a tree enthusiast whose initiatives over the last 27 years include diversifying the number of tree species on campus and implementing a water-saving fertigation plan. "So this recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation is very rewarding. It is something that UAH deserves, and with it, we can continue to protect, preserve, and promote our campus' urban forest for future generations of students."