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Lake Land College plans tree planting ceremonies for Arbor Day

To celebrate Arbor Day, Lake Land College is hosting two tree planting ceremonies and students and the public are invited to participate in the events. 

On Wednesday, April 17, join the Effingham Gardeners Connection and the Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology for a tree planting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on the east side of the Kluthe Center parking lot, 1204 Network Center Blvd., Effingham. During the ceremony, a willow oak tree will be planted to replace a tree that recently died near the entrance of the Kuthe Center. 

On Arbor Day,  Friday, April 26, join Tom Caldwell, Lake Land College humanities instructor and certified arborist along with the Tree Care Committee to plant a bald cypress on the west side of the campus pond located near the maintenance building. The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. 

“We’re working toward making an annual Arbor Day celebration in order to spread awareness about sustainable practices and the importance of trees,” explained Caldwell, who recently passed the International Society of Arboriculture Exam, which certified him as an arborist.  

Caldwell is currently spearheading a project to establish Lake Land as a Tree Campus-USA. The Tree Campus-USA program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, recognizes college and university campuses that effectively manage their campus trees, develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy forests, and strive to engage their student population utilizing service learning opportunities centered on campus and community forestry efforts. 

To earn the Tree Campus-USA designation, over the last academic year, Caldwell has led a variety of projects. These projects include removing invasive tree species and replacing them with native Illinois trees; working with students on service learning projects; and enhancing certain landscapes on campus to create wind barriers, which help to reduce energy costs.

Caldwell said that with his arborist certification, he hopes to bring his skillset to the college and help develop tree care plans.

For more information about the Arbor Day ceremonies, contact Caldwell at (217) 234-5314 or tcaldwel@lakeland.cc.il.us. 

 

 



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