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Statesboro Campus to celebrate Georgia’s Arbor Day Friday

Georgia Southern’s Center for Sustainability (CfS) and Division of Facilities Services will host a celebration in honor of Georgia’s Arbor Day on the University’s Statesboro Campus on Friday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m.

Students, CfS staff and campus volunteers will spend the morning planting 500 pine seedlings in the Herty Pines Nature Preserve. Volunteers will meet at the Herty Preserve kiosk on Southern Drive across from the iconic shrubs welcoming visitors to the storied Sweetheart Circle. The campus community is invited to attend.

Georgia celebrates Arbor Day on the third Friday of February each year. While the national celebration takes place in April, the subtropical climate in Georgia is far more hospitable to plant-life earlier in the year.

This will be the sixth year Georgia Southern and the CfS have celebrated Arbor Day on the Statesboro Campus by planting trees to increase green space.

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