Earth Week 2012 - An October Glory Maple - the latest campus addition

The campus' latest arboreal addition - an October Glory Maple - gets set into its new home today at 11:30 a.m. at 41st and Harney streets near parking lot No. 5 as part of a ceremony to kick off Earth Week at UNMC.

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Expect brilliant foliage such as this when our new October Glory Maple's leaves turn this coming fall. The tree will go into the ground today during a campus ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
Compost starter kits and seed packets will be handed out to attendees while supplies last.

The ceremony is the first in a weeklong series of events to recognize Earth Week at UNMC.

See a full schedule of Earth Week activities.

October Glory Maple Trees:

  • Are among the most common deciduous trees of eastern North America.
  • Range from the border between Ontario and Minnesota, east to Newfoundland, south to Miami and back to the southwest into east Texas.
  • Can grow to about 50 feet tall.
  • Are known for the brilliant colors they display in the fall.


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Earth Week -- Tuesday's assignment

Take the UNMC LiveGreen Pledge and support UNMC's environmental efforts. If you've already taken it, encourage others to do the same.