Albany Technical College is south Georgia's first Tree Campus USA, honoring the college for it's dedication to environmental stewardship.
Tree Campus USA is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation that recognizes colleges that promote urban forest management.
Albany Tech met their standards of having a tree advisory committee, a campus tree plan, dedicated annual expenditures to care for the trees, involvement in Arbor Day, and service learning projects by students.
Albany Tech Horticulture Instructor George Paul said "It also involves the students where they can actually do things to improve the environment on campus."
The Albany Tech students maintain and plant the pines, magnolias, oaks, palms, and other native trees on the campus as part of their trade instruction.