In West Lafayette, here’s an update on a tree-planting plan for the campus of Purdue University. Purdue says it is on track to plant the number of trees in their 2020 Physical Facilities Sustainability Plan by fiscal year 2025. The total, 3,738, was determined by doubling 1,869 — or 1869, the year Purdue was founded. Grounds Director Phil Richey says they’ve been “very strategic with planting new trees that provide a healthy, diverse tree canopy in specific locations across campus.” An Arbor Day tree planting on April 28 will also highlight the 14th consecutive year of Purdue receiving the Tree Campus USA award. Volunteers will help plant more than 140 native trees at the new David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex. Here’s a link to read more.
Purdue says its 1869 Tree Planting Master Plan received an award for environmental stewardship from the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, an award that recognizes exceptional contributions toward the protection and long-term management of natural resources.