USM celebrates Arbor Day

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Today marks the 4th anniversary of the tornado that hit the University of Southern Miss, and it is also Arbor Day.

The university gave students from the Dubard School an opportunity to help plant new trees and taught them the importance of having trees.

Chris Crenshaw, associate vice president for facilities, planning, and management said, "We think it's important for everyone to learn about the value of trees and sustainability in our environment and how that provides a positive environment to us through clean air, clean water, and what not. So, having students and actually faculty staff here who may not know that much about it, they're able to learn the value of trees and why we celebrate Arbor Day."

As part of Arbor Day, the university named its oldest oak tree, which happens to be 100-years-old, Legacy.

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