To commemorate Arbor Day and the designation of Jamestown Community College as a Tree Campus USA college, JCC students and others planted a cucumber magnolia tree on campus.
The national observance of Arbor Day, which began in 1872, is traditionally held the last Friday in April.
The Tree Campus USA designation, which was first awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to JCC in 2010, signifies a college’s dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. JCC was the first community college in New York to be named a Tree Campus USA college.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.