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Arbor Day celebration fosters new growth on Texas State campus

By Andrew Smith
University News Service
October 30, 2013

Texas State University will celebrate Arbor Day this year by planting nearly two dozen new trees in the landscaped areas between the Undergraduate Academic Center and Evans Liberal Arts building on Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m.

A total of 22 cedar elm, Eve’s Necklace and desert willow trees will be planted, replacing each tree removed from campus in 2013 for disease, storm damage and safety reasons. The new trees were selected for their natural adaptation to the local climate and soil conditions.

Recognized as Tree Campus USA School in 2011 and 2012 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Motor Corp., the university will continue its mission to balance campus development and environmental health.

All members of the Texas State community are encouraged to attend the event. The first 100 participants will receive a free Arbor Day T-shirt for their support. For additional information contact Carolyn Holesovsky at ch26@txstate.edu.