Media Advisory: Arbor Day Celebration on Oval April 29

April 22, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Three newly planted yellow buckeye trees will be dedicated on Ohio State University's Oval outside of Mendenhall Lab on Arbor Day, April 29.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. It is free and open to the public. Ohio State's Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, which is part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, is sponsoring the event.

During the event:

  • Ricardo Dumont, principal of Sasaki Associates and designer of the One Ohio State University Framework Plan, will give the keynote.
  • Jim Chatfield, horticulture specialist with Ohio State University Extension, will speak about "Why Trees Matter."  
  • Copies of the brochure "Trees of the Oval -- Our Heritage Trees and Their History," developed by the Tree Campus USA team, will be distributed.

Refreshments will follow the ceremony. 

More information and a video: http://oncampus.osu.edu/2011/04/

Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, is a nationally celebrated observance encouraging tree planting.

Author(s): 
Martha Filipic