Plant a tree and help celebrate Arbor Day Feb. 18


February 11, 2011

MSU will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, Feb. 18. The university will do the planting this month instead of the nationally-observed month of April because planting conditions for trees are better. Events scheduled for Feb. 18 include:

9 a.m.-Greg Bohach, vice president for agriculture, forestry and veterinary medicine, will give a brief speech to begin the celebration, and a dedication tree will be planted to kick off the event.

9:30 a.m.-Workshop led by Paul Meints, plant and soil sciences instructor, will provide examples on how to properly plant and care for trees and plants.

10 a.m.-Tree planting will take place at designated locations around campus.

Noon-Celebration will end with cake, cookies and hot chocolate in front of the Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Building.

Come out and join in beautifying the campus with trees. Contact Jessica Tucker at jlt396@msstate.edu for more information.