UofL celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The public is invited to a Kentucky Arbor Day celebration April 6 on the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.

    The free 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. event will feature tree-themed activities and a tree planting at noon at the entrance to University Pointe apartments, 2108 Unity Place.

    Participants can take home a free native tree sapling to plant. The giveaway will include 100 shortleaf pines and 100 pawpaw trees provided by Metro Louisville’s Division of Community Forestry, as well as other tree seedlings propagated by groundskeepers at UofL.

    UofL groundskeepers care for more than 2,500 trees on Belknap’s 309 acres. Earlier this year, the Arbor Day Foundation named UofL a Tree Campus USA for the eighth year.

    For more information, contact Justin Mog, assistant to the provost for sustainability initiatives, 502-852-8575.

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    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.