UofL celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The public is invited to a Kentucky Arbor Day celebration at the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus April 7.

    The free 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. event will feature music played on wood instruments, tree-themed activities and a tree planting at noon. Events take place outside Louisville Hall, corner of 4th Street and Brandeis Avenue. The first 100 participants will be given a free native tree sapling to plant in their yard or neighborhood.

    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 seventh year.

    The Office of Health Promotion will be on hand whirling up free bike-blender smoothies made with tree fruits and nuts.

    The Kentucky Arbor Day celebration is sponsored by the UofL Sustainability Council, the Campus Tree Advisory Committee, the Office of Health Promotion and Campus Housing.

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

    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.