On SUNY Cortland's first celebrated National Arbor Day, April 26, 2013, President Erik J. Bitterbaum proclaimed a "lofty elm" as the President's Tree.

The Tree Advisory Committee installed tree labels on more than 30 species of tree. These labels have education information on them and a QR code linked to a campus Web page where users can learn more about the species and access photographs.

Presidents' Tree - "Lofty Elm"