Trees planted to commemorate Arbor Day

In honor of Arbor Day in Georgia, Augusta University students helped the Facilities Services team plant trees on the Forest Hills, Summerville and Health Sciences Campuses Feb. 15. They planted a Live Oak at Christenberry Fieldhouse on the golf house side, a Chinese Pistache near Science Hall, and a Willow Oak beside the Dugas and Murphey Buildings.

“This is the third year we have celebrated Arbor Day by planting new trees,” said James Grigg, director of Facilities for the university. “Our goal is to beautify our campus, conserve energy, and support the many other benefits trees provide to our communities. We want to create a sustainable future.”

Arbor Day is observed on the third Friday of February each year in Georgia, because the designated date in April is too warm for tree planting in the South. The Georgia Forestry Commission recommends planting trees between mid-November and mid-March for optimal viability.

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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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