Quasquicentennial Tree Planting
INITIATIVE NAME Quasquicentennial Tree Planting
UNIVERSITY Georgia College & State University
TAGS trees | tree planting | campus beautification
CONTACT Lori Strawder <sustaingc@gcsu.edu>
WEBSITES frontpage.gcsu.edu/event/campus-tree-planting-gc-125th-anniversary


Several campus groups came together to help plant 250 trees on several parts of our campus to celebrate our school's 125th anniversary.


This event benefitted our campus by having more trees to beautify the grounds, as well as, impacting students with the power of nature and showing that they can make an impact on campus. 


At the time of the event, our campus Environmental Science Club president and Student Government Director of Environmental Affairs coordinated this event. He recruited help from several campus groups including those mentioned above, as well as, the Campus Green Initiative Fund Committee, Gardening Club, and Early College. Plans for the location of the trees were discussed with Assistant Director of Landscaping and Grounds. Further coordination with Grounds allowed for shovels and supplies to be provided. Once dates were set and the information was advertised, volunteers went to work planting the trees around campus. 


One mistake was not having enough information on correct planting so some of the trees had to dug out and fixed so they would be able to prosper. Also, coordinating with so many people was difficult at times, but without all of the volunteers it would have take much longer to get all of the trees planted. 


We hope to continue this event, maybe on a smaller scale, as not every year is an anniversary. Maybe it will expand to replanting landscaping with native plants to restore the campus and reduced water waste on plants that are not used to this environment.