Arbor Day


On Thursday, May 5, the University will observe Arbor Day with a series of educational events, tree plantings and opportunities to explore the century-old trees on campus.

The community is welcome to join students and staff as they celebrate the University’s Tree Campus USA designation as well as the city of Redlands’ recognition as a Tree City at 4 p.m. in front of the University’s Duke Hall.

The afternoon’s events will include:
  • planting a live oak in front of Duke Hall to replace a large oak that was uprooted due to recent storms
  • a discussion by University of Redlands senior Kelly Lecko and students of the Roots & Shoots organization explaining the life cycle of a tree as well as the benefits trees provide
  • an opportunity for participants to plant a house plant in a small pot that they will be able to take home
  • a guided tree tour around campus with Jeff McClintock, an experienced grounds keeper at the University and a certified arborist, that will explore the various trees and their benefits to our campus

Events can be followed on Twitter at #arborredlands.

There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.

In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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