Michigan State’s campus is known for its trees… over 25,000 of them.
A red autumn maple tree was planted this afternoon in the Brody neighborhood to celebrate the 147th Arbor Day.
MSU is recognized for the second consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA Institution.
Spectators received a free tree to plant themselves and to motivate them to learn about Arbor Day.
Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) and Landscape Services partner to plan where the tree will go and then install it.
“There used to be a black hill spruce here that didn’t make it so we switched varieties to this really hardy tree,” Matt Bailey, Landscape Services manager, said. “Gets to be about 25 to 30 feet tall, really beautiful fall color, so we’re looking forward to it growing and getting bigger and bigger every year.”
The tree was tagged after being planted with statistics like what type of tree it is and how big it was when planted.