Augusta University groups plant trees around campus to mark Arbor Day

Augusta University’s Facilities team organized its annual Arbor Day in Georgia event by planting trees on three Augusta University campuses Feb. 19.

First- and second-year students at the Medical College of Georgia helped plant a holly tree on the Health Sciences Campus near the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons. Members of the Black Student Union, celebrating 50 years on campus, planted a willow oak near the Bellevue Hall Annex on the Summerville Campus, and the Forest Hills grounds crew planted a live oak at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Arbor Day is widely celebrated in April. However, the Peach State climate is too warm for planting new trees then, so Arbor Day in Georgia is commemorated on the third Friday of February.

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Denise Parrish is Director of Communications for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic at 706-721-9760 or

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