University of Findlay celebrated Arbor Day 2020 on Monday, Nov. 23 by planting a London planetree on the Front Lawn and a sugar maple near the Cory St. Mall.
Both trees being planted are meant to replace ones that were damaged in storms.
“Celebrating Arbor Day acknowledges our commitment to caring for trees and the urban forest at the University of Findlay. Trees are an important part of our community, and we value them for a multitude of reasons,” said event organizer Ben Dolan, Ph.D., an associate professor of biology. “The benefits of trees and a well-tended urban forest are numerous and well-documented in the academic literature, but for those of us who live, study, and work at UF, our trees are a meaningful part of a welcoming environment, a consistent, stable presence that enhances our sense of belonging.”
The event was 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.
President Katherine Fell, Ph.D. and Marcia Latta, Ed.D, vice president of university advancement, were in attendance to show their support of the event. “Trees are an important part of our campus,” Dr. Fell stated at the event. “[They] enhance the vitality and beauty of our community, and wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.”