Tri-State residents put their green thumbs to the test on Arbor Day
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:34:06 GMT —
The Western Illinois University community is putting its green thumb to the test in honor of Arbor Day.
Students, faculty and staff will plant trees around campus Friday.
This is Western's second year being dubbed a Tree Campus USA.
It's a title that recognizes schools for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. WIU has more than 2,800 trees on campus.
Quincy city officials and tree commissioners will hold a tree planting ceremony at the John Wood Mansion to celebrate the day.
This planting will mark the 29th year the City of Quincy has participated in the Arbor Day Celebration.
Quincy is nationally recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA.
The ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m.
Hannibal is also celebrating the day.
Students from Holy Family, Eugene Field and St. John's Lutheran schools will plant trees at the Common Ground Community Garden.
The tree-planting will start at 1:30 Friday afternoon.
The garden is located across the street from the Street Department on Warren Barrett Drive.
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