November 30, 2010

Media Advisory -- Tree Planting

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s efforts to restore the campus after the May 8, 2009, wind storm will continue on Thursday, Dec. 2, with the planting of 150 trees in Thompson Woods. The event marks the kick-off of the efforts to restore Thompson Woods, and the planting of native species of trees will take place in the most heavily damaged area. Chancellor Rita Cheng and other University officials will participate, and will meet at 8 a.m. on the path that runs between the Student Center and the Agriculture Building. Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the tree planting.