MSU Teaches, Talks and Walks Trees: The Spartan Tree Campus Legacy

Wed, April 28, 2021 6:00 PM - Wed, April 28, 2021 6:20 PM at Zoom Webinar

With over 20,000 trees in MSU’s arboretum, every tree has a story and is part of the MSU legacy. Learn about the important role trees play in sequestering carbon, combatting climate change and creating a sustainable, resilient campus! Also, explore how campus trees are part of experiential learning, research and education. This session highlights how 100% of fallen trees are repurposed through the MSU Shadows program and campus landscaping. To better preserve this legacy, raise awareness, and reduce the campus carbon footprint, MSU recently passed a comprehensive tree replacement policy.  Become a part of “Preserving the MSU Trees” by joining the Spartan Arbor Day Virtual 5k or taking a self-guided walk.  


  • Frank Telewski, Professor and Director, W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum
  • Jerry Wahl, Campus Arborist, IPF Landscape Services
  • Robert Richardson, Professor, Department of Community Sustainability

Moderator: Amy Butler, Director of Sustainability

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