East Georgia State College (EGSC) will host an Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration Tuesday, November 7, at 11 a.m. The event will be held on the Swainsboro campus of EGSC at the juncture of Madison Dixon Drive and College Circle. The event is open to EGSC students, faculty, staff and the community.
The EGSC Tree Campus Advisory Committee is planning the event and chose to plant three trees this year for the college’s 50th anniversary. The trees will honor the past, present and future of EGSC. An American Holly tree and two American Fringe trees will be planted.
Tree Campus Higher Education:
East Georgia State College has been recognized as a Tree Campus Higher Education since 2017. This designation from the Arbor Day Foundation is awarded to universities and colleges across the United States for promoting healthy trees and student engagement on campus. To obtain this distinction, the college met the five core standards for an effective campus forest management, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.