Tyler Junior College

TJC celebrating Arbor Day with tree-planting

Published Monday, 25th April 2011

TJC celebrating Arbor Day with tree-planting

Tyler Mayor Barbara Bass and Tyler Junior College President Dr. Mike Metke will help the college celebrate Arbor Day with a tree-planting 2 p.m. Friday, April 29.

A brief ceremony and planting will take place in the courtyard area between the buildings that make up the Louise H. and Joseph Z. Ornelas Residential Complex located on Palmer Avenue.

In addition to celebrating Arbor Day, the ceremony marks TJC’s involvement in the Mayor’s Tree Tyler Initiative to plant 5,000 new trees in the city by the year 2015.

TJC students will also participate in the ceremony and plant trees in other locations on campus. The event is hosted by TJC Residential Life and Housing.

"Tyler Junior College is a picturesque campus, and part of that beauty is due to our abundance of trees," Dr. Metke said. "This is a great opportunity for our students to give back to their TJC community and it’s a legacy that will live on for years to come."

Elise Mullinix


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