October 13, 2017

Media Advisory – Tree Walk

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover a tree lesson and walk at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

SIU’s Tree Campus USA Advisory Committee, the Forestry Club and about 170 fourth-grade students from Carruthers School in Murphysboro will be participating in the event from 10 a.m. until noon.

The Tree Campus USA Advisory Committee, chaired by David Tippy, superintendent of grounds at SIU, has organized a variety of activities focusing on trees as well as a walk covering parts of campus lake and Thompson Woods to view and identify trees. In addition, the Forestry Cub will host competitive events outside the Agriculture Building.

Tippy and Elizabeth Cheek, grounds account technician, will meet members of the media in the front courtyard of the Agriculture Building at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 17.

For more information, contact Brad Dillard, director of Plant and Service Operations, at bradd@pso.siu.edu or 618/453-4172, or Tippy at davet@pso.siu.edu or 618/453-8179.