It takes a lot to be named a "Tree Campus USA, but for the last decade, YSU has been named to that list.

From ones just planted, to others over a century old, trees have become a staple on the campus of Youngstown State University.

"I think our goal has always been to be like an arboretum, just a full canopy of trees," said Associate Director of YSU Grounds, David Ewing.

This is the twelfth consecutive year YSU has been recognized as a tree campus by the Arbor Day Foundation with multiple species of trees lining the campus.

A budget for caring for the trees is even allocated across the university.

"We spend so much money on pruning. Davey Tree comes in and does the larger trees, our guys do the smaller trees. We clean up around them, we water them, we make sure they're nice and healthy. We really don't do any heavy pruning until wintertime. With the beetles and all the disease that can affect them during the summer we just wait," continued Ewing.

It's a year-round job to take care of the close to 2000 trees on Youngstown State University's campus.