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Celebrating Arbor Day and Tree Campus

April 20, 2010

KALAMAZOO--For the fifth straight year, Western Michigan University will celebrate Arbor Day with a public tree planting, Friday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. next to the Health and Human Services Building.

The University is also celebrating renewal of its Tree Campus USA designation by the National Arbor Day Foundation. WMU was among the first 30 universities to receive the honor and along with the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor remains one of only two Tree Campuses in the state.

WMU Landscape Services staff will plant three Eastern Redbuds just east of the HHS Building--the side of the building closest to Oakland Drive--complimenting the mature oak trees in the area. Those attending are welcome to add a shovel of dirt to one of the plantings.

The event takes place one week prior to the traditional observance of Arbor Day--the final Friday in April--because WMU commencement ceremonies are that weekend.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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