High Point, NC--- Nothing says Arbor Day like planting trees and adding green to your yard or hangout space.
High Point University has another answer for celebrating Arbor Day...give away trees! Yes, university officials announced on Tuesday that they plan to give away 200 Dogwood trees at a campus Arbor Day Celebration on April 18.
All events will take place at 4 p.m. in the David R. Hayworth University Park on the HPU campus.
The free trees are for attendees to plant wherever they wish. The celebration will also include a special presentation from the North Carolina Forest Service, tree dedications and volunteer presentations.
The Arbor Day event will feature various speakers, including HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein, who has spearheaded the transformation of the campus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.
Students will also plant a ceremonial tree that day.
The HPU community gathers each year to celebrate Arbor Day, which originated in 1872 in Nebraska City, NE by J. Sterling Morton. The holiday encourages groups and individuals to plant and care for trees. HPU continues to enhance its 320 acre campus by adding trees and gardens.
If you're interested in attending and getting a tree, you need to RSVP by April 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-841-9209. Parking and shuttle service will be available from Vert Stadium on Panther Drive (formerly W. College Drive).
**Rain location will be the Extraordinaire Cinema in the University Center.