As part of the sesquicentennial, Physical Plant last week began a year-long effort to plant 150 trees at campus locations.
The work started last week at the west entrance to campus along North Hadley Road as students from two classes taught by Brian Kane of the Environmental Conservation Department pitched in to assist Landscape Management staff.
Ninety trees will be planted this spring and another 60 will be planted in the spring of 2014.
The three varieties, black oak (Queras velutinus), burr oak (Quercus macrocarpa) and black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica) were selected by the Campus Arboretum Committee to enhance the campus arboretum and expand teaching and research resources. The trees also will be logged into the campus tree inventory database and tagged with sesquicentennial markers
Other trees are being planted at the corner of Eastman Lane and East Pleasant Street, across the street from the police station.
Left: Bill Allen, Chris Drake and Jeff Kolcot from Landscape Management plant a Black Oak on East Pleasant Street on Earth Day. Below, Brian Kane (holding tree), Bill Allen and Kane’s students from “Advanced Arboriculture” and “Arboriculture Field Techniques III" pose with one of the new plantings on North Hadley Road.