The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:12, ESV)
In celebration of National Arbor Day and honoring God’s creation, Lubbock Christian University students, faculty, and staff gathered on the campus mall for a small tree planting ceremony.
In total, the LCU community planted 12 young trees of varying species in the area outside the Starbucks. The six tree species are:
- Eastern Redbud
- Chinese Pistache
- Silverwood Sycamore
- Shumandi Red Oak
- Live Oak
- Oklahoma Red Bud
National Arbor Day is traditionally celebrated on the last Friday of April. As a formal holiday, it was first observed in 1872, in Nebraska. By 1920, more than 45 states and territorial possessions were celebrating Arbor Day.
Today, Arbor Day is celebrated in all fifty states. Throughout the world, people of all ages are planting trees, caring for them, and learning their value.
LCU recognizes the importance of being ecologically responsible and promoting sustainability. Through a number of eco-conscious steps, the university hopes to make a positive impact on the environment. Find out more about LCU Green Initiatives.