At the University of Mary Washington we inspire students to participate in the sustainability mission through engaging activities, academics, programs, policies and practices. We promote sustainable life routines that students maintain after their time at UMW; these will lead to practices that impact neighborhoods, cities, states, and ultimately the world.


Tree Campus Higher Education

UMW is certified as a “Tree Campus Higher Education,” as designated by The Arbor Day Foundation. This is the result of UMW continuing to meet annual standards in sustaining healthy campus community forests.

Tree Campus Higher Education logoWant to see for yourself? Our Fredericksburg Campus Tree Map is interactive. It shows the biodiversity and beauty our campus holds, the common name,  genus and species of our trees and where they are located.

Click HERE to visit the map in full view and to navigate the map much easier! 

A big thank you to the 21 students and Dr. Alan Griffith, UMW Professor of biology, who worked on gathering the data necessary to create this map since Fall 2015. Another thank you to Chase Sullivan, Geography ’23  for making this map possible!

*Click HERE to learn more and see UMW recognized on the Arbor Day Foundation website*