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IPF hosts National Arbor Day Tree Planting 2014 at MSU

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April 22, 2014

MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities will host National Arbor Day Tree Planting 2014 at noon on April 25. The event will take place at the MSU Union (the northwest corner near Abbott Road and Grand River Avenue). Organizers will plant a 15-foot tall Norway Spruce tree to celebrate Arbor Day. This tree will replace a Norway spruce that had been on campus since 1865 and was lost during a windstorm in November 2013. All are invited to attend the event. 

National Arbor Day is a tree-planting holiday that originated in 1872 by Julius Sterling Morton. Michigan State University’s own Professor William J. Beal also advocated tree planting and conservation on campus and around the state of Michigan.

For more information, visit the Arbor Day Foundation website.

MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities builds and maintains the physical environment for Michigan State University’s education, research and outreach missions, and directs the university’s sustainability initiatives and long-term infrastructure planning goals. The unit’s experienced team of professionals keeps MSU running 24/7/365, delivering an immense menu of services and providing expert analysis for university objectives. Call (517) 353-1760 for emergency service.