University planting 100 trees to replace century-old oaks on campus and enhance the environment
Anderson University planted the fortieth tree in conjunction with its centennial initiative launched in 2011 to plant 100 oaks in ten years. The oak tree program was undertaken to further enhance the aesthetic beauty of the campus and surrounding area and to replace the century-old trees that have succumbed to age and weather in the past few years.
The tree planted on March 11 is on Alumni Lawn, often referred to as “The Sacred Six Acres,” a favorite spot for students and Andersonians as a place to enjoy the shade of giant oaks and to take pictures.
Anderson University’s entire campus totals some 275 acres, 145 on the main campus and athletic campus, so there are many places left for the remaining 60 trees to be planted between now and 2021.
Anderson University, known among other things for its strong science programs, is committed to sustaining the historic and elegant oaks for the environment as well as for the enjoyment of students, employees, and the community. It is also one of several partners in the development of the Rocky River Conservancy, a large section of which the University uses as an outdoor lab for environmental science.