Each year Purdue celebrates its esteem of being named Tree Campus USA with a volunteer tree planting on Arbor Day. This Arbor Day 36 volunteers planted 11 trees in front of Knoy Hall of Technology. The volunteers, led by two Purdue Arborists, planted 6 Maackia ‘Summertime’, 1 Satomi Dogwood, 1 Korean Fir, 1 Overcup Oak, and 1 Purple Fountain European beech. Andrea Brennan, of the Purdue Arboretum, spoke on the aesthetics and functions of trees on campus.
At the event, Purdue was named Tree Campus USA for the fifth year in a row. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. More information about the program is available at www.arborday.org/treecampususa.