In celebration of National Arbor Day, Lubbock Christian University students, faculty, and staff planted sixty trees across the campus of LCU.
This year, LCU planted sixty trees in the campus mall to celebrate the university’s 60th Anniversary and to benefit the future LCU community.
“As we plant sixty trees in honor of our sixty years, we seek to demonstrate our continuing commitment to good stewardship while creating beautiful spaces on campus where community and relationships can be fostered,” said President Tim Perrin.
Students, faculty, and staff volunteers began planting the trees on Wednesday and finished with the sixtieth tree on Friday, April 28, National Arbor Day.
“What’s great to think about is the next sixty years and how much these trees will flourish for our future students,” said First Lady Lucy Perrin.
From the beginning, the Arbor Day initiative was led and supported by students who recognized the long term benefits of planting trees on campus at Lubbock Christian University. Student Senate, a student-led campus organization, provided part of the funding and man-power for the Arbor Day volunteer effort.
“Student Senate's main purpose is to help enhance the LCU experience for not only current students, but also those students attending in the future. When we learned about the Arbor Day initiative, the senate executives immediately saw the benefits for this campus and the community,” said Will Wehe, student senate vice president and senior accounting major.
“We know that providing funding and man-power to help complete this project will make this campus a better place for years to come.”
According to the National Arbor Day Foundation, Arbor Day was first observed in Nebraska in 1872. On that day, more than one million trees were planted. Today, Arbor Day is celebrated in all fifty states.