JAMESTOWN – SUNY Jamestown Community College will celebrate Arbor Day this week by adding several trees to its arboretum on the Jamestown Campus.
The public is invited to attend the event, which begins at 12:15 p.m. on Friday.
Participants are asked to meet by the pond located in the center of campus and walk to the planting location. The tree planting is sponsored by JCC’s sustainability and tree committees.
The college’s celebration of Arbor Day is in accordance with its Tree Campus Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation.
JCC became the first community college in New York to receive the designation 12 years ago for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus Higher Education colleges and universities invested more than $51 million in campus forest management last year.
Last year, Tree Campus Higher Education schools collectively planted 39,178 trees and engaged 81,535 tree planters.