The University of Louisville celebrated Arbor Day April 7 by planting trees on campus and giving away 200 tree saplings for people to plant in their homes to help restore the city’s urban canopy.
For the seventh year in a row, UofL was recognized as a Tree Campus USA. The city has also been named as a Tree City USA.
“How do we get that recognition? By paying attention to our trees as vital infrastructure. That means we try to not cut them down when possible, but continue to plant more and continue to maintain and respect our trees,” said Justin Mog, assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives at UofL. “Anything that helps us improve our environmental, social and economic responsibility, that’s what we’re all about.”
UofL groundskeepers care for more than 2,500 trees on Belknap’s 309 acres.
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