University to Plant Cedar of Lebanon April 2 During Arbor Day Observance
April 1, 2019
OBU will host its annual Arbor Day tree planting event Tuesday, April 2, at 2 p.m., between WMU and Shawnee Hall, near the northwest corner of the Oval on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The University will be planting a Cedar of Lebanon, rich in biblical history.
OBU was recently
Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to
To obtain this distinction, OBU met the five core standards for effective campus forest management: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project. The University now has more than 150 varieties of trees on campus.
“We are the only accredited Arboretum in Oklahoma, and are extremely pleased to be recognized as a Tree Campus USA,” said Lisa Hair, groundskeeper II/gardener. “Protecting our campus environment is very important to our grounds crew and also to the administration of OBU. We are delighted to have the support of our University in making this a reality.”
The Arbor Day Foundation is a