Earth Day Tree Planting

The Champion Tree Project of Albany, New York, has scheduled a Tree PlantingCeremony at Hamilton College to coincide with this year's celebration of EarthDay the previous day. A tree grafted and grown from the Michigan StateChampion White Ash will be planted in an area southwest of the Root GlenInformation Booth. (The booth is located behind the Admission Office. Pleasepark in the Admission Office's upper parking lot).

It is hoped this tree will be the beginning of a "Living Library of ChampionTrees." Living Libraries are being established throughout the U.S. to serve asgenetic archives of the nation's biggest, oldest and best trees. The project isbeing undertaken to safeguard the heritage of U.S. forests as a legacy forfuture generations. The nation's largest Norway Spruce is located inHamilton's Root Glen. The College has already agreed to participate in theChampion Tree Project by allowing its Norway Spruce to be cloned for futureLiving Libraries.

Following the planting ceremony, there will be a moderated discussion on howto design and plant a living library as a genetic archive to preserve nationaland state champion trees.

Contact Information

Media Relations Office

198 College Hill Road 
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4680 pr@hamilton.edu
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