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ABAC Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Planting On Campus

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, recently honored with Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation, planted an Eastern Hophornbeem tree in observance of Arbor Day April 25. The Eastern Hophornbeem is a native species to Georgia. Having this particular tree on campus will be beneficial for students due to the limited number of this species near campus. The tree was planted by forestry and wildlife students in the Nature Study Area and were donated by Sodexo, Inc. Tree Campus USA is a national program created by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. In addition to this, ABAC Tree Campus USA committee members were excited to announce the future plans for an ABAC silvicultural arboretum. The arboretum will provide an invaluable learning tool for many students on campus and strive to maximize diversity of species native to the Coastal Plain region. In attendance for the planting were representatives from the ABAC School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Forestry Club & Society of American Foresters Student Chapter, the ABAC Wildlife Society Student Chapter, administration, faculty, and staff.
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