November 12, 2009

Media Advisory -- Tree Planting

Volunteers from the campus community and community at large will help plant 200 trees at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Friday, Nov. 13, as part of the continuing restoration efforts following the May 8 windstorm. The storm toppled more than 600 trees in the mowed areas of campus.

Tree planting will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until about 3 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Student Center for assigned shifts, and an SIUC tram will transport them to various locations around the campus. Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to ride a tram and cover the tree planting.