Arbor Day Celebration

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Date/Time:Friday, 26 Apr 2019 at 2:00 pm
Location:Central campus, west of the Campanile
Cost:Free
Phone:515-294-1587
Channel:Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department
Categories:Student activities
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A bur oak tree will be planted in memory of professor emeritus Paul Wray. A forestry extension faculty member, Wray planted (and taught others how to plant) countless trees across Iowa and often promoted oak species. Professor emeritus Steve Jungst will speak about Wray's service during a short program. Xi Sigma Pi and Forestry Club students; faculty and staff; and family and friends of Wray will assist with the planting.

Since 1961, Iowa has recognized "oak" as the state tree, given its abundance across the state and importance to wildlife and people alike. Bur oak is arguably the most charismatic of Iowa's native oak species, occurring in a wide range of habitats that includes upland hardwood forests, floodplains, and savannas.