Trees planted to celebrate Arbor Day at IU

BLOOMINGTON – IU Capital Planning and Facilities staff, along with staff from the Office of the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, IU Parking Operations, and IU Foundation, planted 58 trees on the Bloomington campus April 30 to celebrate Arbor Day.

Trees with their roots balled up in burlap lie next to holes dug into a slope, ready for planting
Trees sit ready to be planted near Swain Hall.  Photo courtesy of IU Capital Planning and Facilities

Tree plantings are planned both in the fall and spring to help diversify the species and age of the trees on campus while ensuring the continued health and growth of the tree canopy.

Trees were planted along Indiana Avenue west of Bryan and Baier halls, south of Baier and Swain halls along Third Street, north of Rawles and Myers halls, and east of Lindley Hall.

Tree varieties planted included black gum, sweet gum, tulip tree, London planetree, bur oak, Princeton elm, and Shumard oak.