A dawn redwood tree was planted near the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 in celebration of Arbor Day.
“The dawn redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is native to Asia and was once thought to be extinct. This species was selected to be planted this year to honor and recognize UF’s Asian and Asian-American community and friends,” said event organizer Ben Dolan, Ph.D., UF associate professor of biology.
The annual event is hosted by the Campus Tree Advisory Committee which is comprised of University faculty, Physical Plant staff, and community member, Tom Mills, who chairs the Shade Tree Commission for the City of Findlay. This year’s tree planting coincides with the Green Campus Club’s Earth Day festivities.
Darin Fields, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs, was in attendance and read a proclamation noting that the tree symbolizes the rootedness of Asians and Asian-Americans in the University’s community.