On campus known for it’s natural beauty, one MSU organization is making sure that beauty stays here and the MSU Surplus store is helping.
Their big “Shop Everything” event gathered vendors all over campus for this holiday’s gift giving season.
MSU Shadows, an organization at the event, re-purposes trees that are damaged on campus and creates chairs, oars, coasters, and all kinds of products.
“We had trees that grow on campus, we loved them, people sat underneath them, there was marriage proposals underneath some of these trees, and they died,” Daniel Brown, coordinator of Wood Recovery Program, said.
Normally, these dead trees would be used for mulch or as a bio fuel, but in this case, they’ll live again.
“It truly is a dream job…. people just kinda light up when they see because it’s a very unique product,” said Brown.
All proceeds made will go towards planting new trees and continuing education within the forestry department.