The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory

WHAT:

CUA to Plant 25 Trees on Campus

WHEN: 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

DETAILS:

The Catholic University of America, in conjunction with Casey Trees, will plant 25 trees on campus in an effort to increase the tree canopy in Washington, D.C.

The trees, 13 willow oaks and 12 silver lindens, will be planted along the western edge of the campus. The majority will be planted between Hartke Theatre and Curley Hall.

Casey Trees will provide CUA with tools and supplies for the planting. Representatives from CUA will work with 50 trained personnel to install the trees. Registration for participants will begin at 9 a.m. in front of Caldwell Hall.

The university previously partnered with Casey Trees on Earth Day in April to plant 35 trees on the campus mall across from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Casey Trees is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the tree canopy of Washington, D.C. The planting at CUA is part of the organization's fall campaign to plant 350 trees at 22 locations throughout the city. By 2035, the District aims to increase its tree canopy to 40 percent, the equivalent of 216,300 new trees.

MEDIA: To cover the event, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

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