IU Southeast to plant 70 trees to honor University’s 70th Anniversary

30th March 2012

NEW ALBANY, IN, (March 30, 2012) – Indiana University Southeast is going even greener for its 70th Anniversary.

To honor its seven decades in Southern Indiana, the University is undertaking a significant campus beautification project and planting 70 trees across campus.

On Wednesday, April 4, students, faculty, staff, and community members are joining forces to add a variety of trees to the green space surrounding the IU Southeast Lake. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 70 different groups will get down and dirty planting white oaks, tulip poplars, red maples, Kentucky coffee trees, and more that will change the landscape of IU Southeast.

The project not only celebrates the past 70 years, but will leave an impression on the University’s future.

Following the planting of the last tree at 3 p.m., the University is hosting a completion celebration with music and refreshments.

Each tree will be marked with a red ribbon noting its planters. In addition, IU Southeast will place a plaque on a large boulder along the pathway between University Center and the IU Southeast Lake to commemorate the event.

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