SOU Hosts First Annual Arbor Day Celebration

April 8, 2014
For more information contact:
Michael Oxendine, SOU Facilities Management and Planning

SOU Students, staff, and faculty will be joined by Ashland High School, Ashland Middle School, and the community to accomplish something great together!
(Ashland, OR) — On Wednesday April 9, 2014, SOU Landscape Services along with Facilities Management & Planning, ECOS, SOU Dining, SOU Green House, and SOU Civic Engagement Program will host our first annual Arbor Day Celebration sponsored by Plant Oregon.
We will host several environmental organizations that will be in the Stevenson Union Courtyard all day to answer questions and provide current environmental information.
From 10:00am to 11:45am we are going to have free Arboriculture, Environmental Awareness, and Arbor-focused research presentations in the Diversions Room of the Stevenson Union.
At 12:00pm, we would like everyone on campus to join us at the Stevenson Union Courtyard to help us plant thousands of perennial flowers; one for every student enrolled this year.
Afterwards we invite everyone to attend our Arbor Day Block Party at the HAWK.  SOU Dining will be offering great discounts on lunch and also free samples.
SOU Students, Staff, and Faculty will show the world what they can accomplish when they pull together and work as a team to make SOU a better, more sustainable place.
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About Arbor Day:
The Arbor Day Foundation with a mission “to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees” was founded in 1972 by John Rosenow. The foundation is supported by donations, selling trees and merchandise, and by corporate sponsors.

About Plant Oregon
From large, specimen trees and native plants to small, ready-to-plant restoration species, Plant Oregon’s nursery is filled to the brim with thousands of happy, healthy trees and shrubs. Plant Oregon also provides a wide array of landscaping services, from full landscape consulting, design, and installation to hydroseeding, irrigation, and restoration projects. We make and sell high quality compost and wood chips, and we are also the one and only distributer of the well-known and loved HOLMAC tree digging machine in North America.
About Southern Oregon University
Southern Oregon University provides outstanding student experiences, valued degrees, and successful graduates. SOU is known for excellence in faculty, intellectual creativity and rigor, quality and innovation in connected learning programs, and the educational benefits of its unique geographic location. SOU was the first university in Oregon—and one of the first in the nation—to offset 100 percent of its energy use with clean, renewable power, and it is the first university in the nation to balance 100% of its water consumption. Visit

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