Volunteers planted two new trees on campus as part of UofL's Arbor Day celebration.
Volunteers planted two new trees on campus as part of UofL's Arbor Day celebration.

The University of Louisville celebrated Arbor Day April 7 by planting trees on campus and giving away 200 tree saplings for people to plant in their homes to help restore the city’s urban canopy.

For the seventh year in a row, UofL was recognized as a Tree Campus USA. The city has also been named as a Tree City USA.

“How do we get that recognition? By paying attention to our trees as vital infrastructure. That means we try to not cut them down when possible, but continue to plant more and continue to maintain and respect our trees,” said Justin Mog, assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives at UofL. “Anything that helps us improve our environmental, social and economic responsibility, that’s what we’re all about.” 

UofL groundskeepers care for more than 2,500 trees on Belknap’s 309 acres. 

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Alicia Kelso
Alicia Kelso is editor of UofLNews and UofL Today. She joined UofL in 2015 as communications director of the Brandeis School of Law. Prior, she was the editorial director of foodservice media for Networld Media Group, where her work was featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine. She continues to serve as a contributor for many publications, including QSRweb.com, FastCasual.com and Innovation Leader.