Webster University students teamed up with facilities staff to celebrate Arbor Day April 29 by planting new trees on campus.
The event was put together by Webster’s sustainability planner Kelsey Wingo. Students met with facilities employees at the Physical Plant building, splitting up to plant trees in four different locations on campus.
Arbor Day, a holiday which encourages people to plant trees in order to improve their environment, is celebrated every year on the last Friday of April. Facilities employee Jeremiah Wallace said that April is an ideal time to plant trees because the temperate climate gives them time to adjust to new soil.
Louise Richetts, the vice president of student group Webster University Students for Environmental Sustainability (WUSES), planted a burgundy hearts redwood tree in front of Webster Hall.
“It’s Arbor Day, and as the vice president of WUSES I wanted to lend a helping hand in making the campus a little more green and beautiful and luscious,” Richetts said.
Richetts said students who are interested in environmental issues and community outreach should attend a WUSES meeting to find out how they can get involved.