OBU Hosts Arbor Day Event, Plants Cedar of Lebanon

April 2, 2019

OBU hosted its annual Arbor Day tree planting event Tuesday, April 2. The University planted a Cedar of Lebanon in an area between WMU and Shawnee Hall, near the northwest corner of the Oval on the OBU campus in Shawnee.

Lisa Hair, groundskeeper II/gardener, led the event and coordinated the planting ceremony. Under her care, the University was recently honored for the second consecutive year with the “Tree Campus USA” recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for the University’s commitment to effective urban forest management.

Hair shared remarks about the Cedar of Lebanon, noting its significance in biblical history.

Dr. Pat Taylor, interim president, also shared remarks and thanked the grounds crew for making the Bison Hill campus a beautiful place to honor God’s creation.