PSU Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Planting

April 30th, 2010 by Adam

Plymouth State University celebrated Arbor Day April 30 with the planting of a Weeping Alaska Cedar adjacent to the Geneva Smith Residence Hall. PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, accompanied by kindergarten children from the University’s Center for Young Children and Families , shoveled dirt onto the base of the tree, which was raised from a seedling by PSU Horticulturist Steve Sweedler. President Steen said the planting represents some important goals for the institution.

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Kindergarteners from PSU’s Center for Young Children and Families pose in front of the Weeping Alaska Cedar they helped plant April 30 as part of PSU’s Arbor Day celebration.

“This Arbor Day ceremony captures the essence of what PSU is committing to in its continued sustainability efforts, the vitality of spring and our wonderful location and community – and also our commitment to the future as children help plant this tree,” Steen said.

The 12-foot tall tree could potentially grow taller than 100 feet and could be as high as the six story residence hall within 50 years.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or