LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A tree-planting catch-up effort has taken root at the University of Kansas.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the number of trees planted in recent years has fallen short of the number lost to damage, disease, construction and age. Last year alone, the university removed 71 trees and planted 52.
The tree-planting effort has been dubbed Replant Mount Oread. The initiative includes a Halloween event, called “Trick or Trees.” It will focus on the lawn between Marvin and Lindley halls, just south of the Chi Omega Fountain.
The original landscaping at the site was a gift from the class of 1949. Plans call for planting additional Bartlett pear trees, Dwarf Mugo pines, peonies and periwinkle to bring the area back closer to what it was historically.
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