Volunteers Plant 77 Trees on Indiana University Northwest Campus for Arbor Day


Folks from every corner of Indiana University Northwest, and the region, gathered at the Community Garden on April 25 for a lesson in tree planting.

Members of the Student Conservation Association, with help from the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission’s CommuniTree organization, demonstrated the proper techniques before handing out shovels and wheelbarrows.

To add a personal touch, nature-inspired poems contributed by students of Highland High School were read aloud and buried among the roots of each tree. And students joined Corey Hagelberg, adjunct faculty member in Fine Arts, to create sidewalk mud stencils to further commemorate the importance of nature.

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