Outdoor Services Crew

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony and Tree Campus USA Certification

Please join us on Friday, April 15, 2011 beginning at 11 a.m. for a celebration of CU-Boulder being certified as a Tree Campus USA, as well as a ceremonial tree planting for Arbor Day.    These activities will take place in the ‘meadow’ area, downhill from the northwest corner of Macky, across the street from the Armory building, along University Avenue.  (Vince Aquino posted an interesting article about the removal of two large willows in this same general area on March 7).
Keith Wood, Urban Forester from the the Colorado State Forest service will be on hand to present the University with our Tree Campus USA recognition materials.  After that, we will be planting two Sweet Gum trees. Our event will conclude with some light refreshments and the opportunity for our guests to talk to tree care professionals about trees and  proper tree care.  We are also expecting special guests including Vice Chancellor for Administration, Frank Bruno, staff from the City of Boulder  Forestry division,  other campus administrators as well as the members of the Tree Campus USA committee. Everyone is invited to join us in this age old tradition.

In the case of poor weather, we will move the ceremony to the Heritage Center in Old Main, followed by the planting at a back up location along the historic president’s walk near the east side of the Alumni Center. Please wear comfortable shoes, as the ceremony and planting will be in a natural area.
I hope to see you there.  Alan