Arbor Day Celebration
Friday, April 22
Brevard Hall (Circle Side)
“Each generation takes the earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.”- J. Sterling Morton
The Arbor Day holiday started in 1872 in Nebraska to celebrate the role of trees in our lives and to promote tree planting. April 22 marks the birthday of J. Sterling Morton, the original founder of the Arbor Day celebration. Today National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April, although some states have adopted different days more suitable for tree planting.
Landscape Services Director Jeff McManus will lead this year’s Arbor Day ceremony. This year’s celebration will include the planting of a White Oak in front of Brevard Hall. Ceremony attendants will also have the opportunity to take home their own Ole Miss tree seedling from the campus Champion Tree on a first-come, first-served basis. Landscape Services dug up the seedlings and the Office of Sustainability helped pot them in early March.
Learn more about Arbor Day here.