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Center, Landscape Services To Host ‘Adventure’ For Sam Houston Arbor Day

March 24, 2016
SHSU Media Contact: Tammy Parrett

Arbor DayStudents looking for another opportunity to leave their legacy at Sam Houston Sate University can join Building and Landscape Services and Leadership Initiatives on Thursday (March 31) from 2-4 p.m. to celebrate Sam Houston Arbor Day by volunteering to plant trees on campus.

Volunteers will participate in the second annual Arbor Day Adventure, where they will use clues to find tree-related questions that will be hidden throughout campus, according to SHSU arborist Evan Anderson. The team that answers the most questions correctly will receive a prize from Raising Canes or Buffalo Wild Wings.

After the Arbor Day Adventure ends, participants will be given a tree-planting demonstration and will plant trees on Old Main Hill.

“Sam Houston Arbor Day is an opportunity for students to learn the value and purpose of trees on campus,” said Sarah Hagler, graduate assistant for service programs. “The Arbor Day Adventure will be an interactive way to learn about trees and get acquainted with various important trees on campus, and the tree-planting demonstration will provide participants with skills that they can take back home and potentially use in future tree plantings.” 

Participants will assist Building and Landscape Services in planting four pawpaw trees, which are small, fruit-bearing trees that have the largest edible fruit native to North America, according to Anderson.

“The more people know about our trees, the more they will appreciate everything that they do for us,” Anderson said.

Those interested in volunteering must register online at by Tuesday (March 29) at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Hagler at 936.294.1976 or by email at

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