Monday, April 4, 2011

Community Tree Planting Recap - Catholic University of America (Part 2)

Newly planted cherry tree at CUA. View more photos from this event on Flickr.

When we kicked off our spring season we planted trees at Catholic University as a part of our Citizen Forester training. This past Friday, April 1, we returned to the campus to plant ten Japanese cherry trees on the green grassy knoll near the Crough Architectural Center. That makes this our second planting this season and our fourth planting to date!

The day started out with a blessing of the trees by Fr. Andy Santamauro. Joining ten staff and one Citizen Forester was a dedicated group of 31 students and staff who helped finish the planting in record time. We followed up with a wonderful lunch sponsored by School of Architecture and the Facilities department. During lunch the following people presented:
  • Diana Mayhew, Director, National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Ambassador John Malott, Pres and CEO, Japan America Society
  • Randy Ott, Dean, School of Architecture and Planning, CUA
  • A representative from Embassy of Japan
  • Iris Miller, Director, Landscape Studies and Urban Institute Studio
  • Sue Erhardt, Casey Trees

Volunteers planting trees on campus.

Thanks to all who were involved with making this event possible, including the National Cherry Blossom Festival organization who sponsored the cherry trees. You can view photos from this event in a photo set on Flickr. If you want to see all of the events from this season, browse the Spring 2011 collection or take a look at the map of photos from recent plantings. There are plenty of opportunities this season to join us at planting events so take a look at our calendar and register to volunteer online.

Group photo after a job well done.

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