Tyler mayor, TJC to host tree-planting Thursday
In anticipation of next week’s Arbor Day festivities, Tyler Mayor Barbara Bass and Tyler Junior College President Dr. Mike Metke will help the college celebrate with a tree-planting 4 p.m. Thursday, April 19.
A brief ceremony and planting will take place in the Brundrett Azalea Garden located near Wise Auditorium on the TJC main campus.
The event is hosted by TJC Residential Life & Housing.
Two chinkapin oaks will be planted in the Brundrett Garden, as recommended by the TJC botanical gardens advisory committee, since these particular oaks are known to thrive in Texas weather.
In addition to celebrating Arbor Day, the ceremony marks TJC’s involvement in the Mayor’s Tree Tyler Initiative to plant 5,000 new trees in the city by the year 2015.
TJC students and gardens advisory members will also participate in the ceremony.
"Tyler Junior College is a picturesque campus, and part of that beauty is due to our abundance of trees," Dr. Metke said. "This is a great opportunity for our students to give back to their TJC community and it’s a legacy that will live on for years to come."