For the fourth consecutive year, Hannibal-LaGrange University is recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

In a press release, HLGU announces that it has been honored with the designation as a Tree Campus USA for 2016.

The Arbor Day Foundation points to the school’s commitment to effective urban forest management in awarding the designation.

As part of HLGU’s Tree Campus USA initiative, one tree from every species native to northeast Missouri can be found on campus.

Nationwide, there are 296 campuses recognized as a Tree Campus USA.