Arbor Day Volunteers Replace Damaged Trees

Student workers

Student workers Patricia Stephens, ’11 and Mason Roberts, ’11, assist groundskeeper Joe Wilkie, ’90, in planting trees on Arbor Day. Cameron Gaunt, ’11, and groundskeeper Jeffrey Linville, look on.

The grounds crew of Berea College’s facilities management hosted an Arbor Day tree planting on April 9. With the help of volunteers, 20 new oaks, maples and other flowering trees were planted on campus to replace those trees that were destroyed during two summer droughts and this winter’s ice storm. “The last couple of years have been tough on some of the larger trees on campus,” said grounds coordinator Matthew Partain. “The grounds team feels that it is important not only to renew a Berea College tradition of Arbor Day recognition and tree planting, but to give the students, faculty and staff a chance to participate and learn in the process.”