Students plant multiple trees in honor of Spring Arbor Day
Riverside, Calif. (April 10, 2016) – Sixty students, staff and faculty from California Baptist University celebrated Spring Arbor Day by planting 14 trees in various parking lot areas on April 8.
The event was organized by the university’s Facilities and Planning Services and the Environmental Science Club at CBU. The club’s goal is to do its part to better the environment at CBU. The volunteers worked several hours digging holes and planting the trees.
Austin Philobos, a graphic design freshman, came out to the event to do his part to upkeep CBU.
“It is really important to plant trees for our campus environment,” Philobos said. “It’s also been fantastic to work with a bunch of people and get to know them.”
Angela Green, a health science senior, enjoyed getting her hands dirty for a good cause.
“It was a lot of fun actually. I expected the trees to be a lot smaller like little trees, but it was actually really cool coming in and then seeing the big trees and working as a team and just getting to experience the fun in it and serve the Lord in all of it,” Green said.
The Arbor Day Foundation recently recognized CBU as a 2017 Tree Campus USA for the third consecutive year.
“We take great pride in maintaining, managing and increasing the dynamic and important urban forest, and sustainable foliage on our campus,” said Steve Smith, director of Facilities and Planning Services.