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UF Plants UniversiTREE on Campus as Part of Global Initiative

Who:    University of Florida and Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands)

What:    In time for Florida Arbor Day, UF President Kent Fuchs, Wageningen University & Research President Louise Fresco and other UF representatives will plant a 9-foot live oak tree in the heart of campus as part of a global initiative to plant 100 “UniversiTREEs” across the world.

These UniversiTREEs must be slow-growing and long-lived species suited to the native environment, so a live oak is a fitting candidate for north central Florida and the University of Florida campus.

Interview and photo opportunities will be available.

When:    Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m.

Where:   The planting ceremony will take place on the south side of the Reitz Union Lawn, in front of the Hitchcock Field and Fork Pantry on the UF campus. If you need directions, please contact Samantha Murray (information below).

Contact: Samantha Murray, 352-294-3307 (office), 949-735-1076 (cell), grenrosa@ufl.edu

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