April 25, 2013
Jeff Macko

Arbor Day Observance

In February, Saint Louis University was recognized as a 2012 Tree Campus by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Launched in 2008, the national program honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. SLU became the one of five institutions in Missouri, and only the second Jesuit institution to earn the distinction.

As the University prepares the re-certification process for 2013, it will hold Arbor Day Observance events Thursday, April 25.

There will be an information table on the quad in front of DuBourg Hall beginning at 11 a.m., with representatives of the Campus Tree Advisory Team available to answer any questions regarding the process. There will also be sign-up sheets for anyone interested in participating in the re-certification process. All are invited to stop by and learn more about the Tree Campus USA designation.

Later, there will be a ceremonial tree planting scheduled at 3 p.m. Flowering Dogwoods, which are the Missouri state tree, will be planted near the south side of DuBourg Hall.

For more information, contact Jeff Macko at mackojr@slu.edu.

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