University Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Planting


In celebration of Arbor Day, Truman is hosting a tree planting ceremony at 12:30 p.m. April 30 at the Student Recreation Center.

One redbud tree will be planted in recognition of Sue Limestall and her years of service to the University. Other activities for Arbor Day include a virtual tree planting ceremony by the City of Kirksville.

Following the Truman tree planting, Elizabeth Hooper, associate professor of biology, will be offering a guided tree walk on the quad. The planting of trees to beautify campus started with President Baldwin in 1873. There are about 1,750 trees on campus, and around 18 different species, not including cultivars.

Truman is a Tree Campus Higher Education designation and the City of Kirksville is a Tree City USA, which makes Arbor Day special for both.
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