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Cal State Fullerton Celebrates Arbor Day 2022

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In honor of Earth Month, 10 new trees will be added during the Arbor Day event

Cal State Fullerton will celebrate Arbor Day 2022 with 10 trees planted throughout the campus. Hosted by CSUF’s Capital Programs and Facilities Management, Arbor Day 2022 will begin at 10 a.m. on April 26th, in the northeast corner of the Pollak Library. The event will include a series of remarks, followed by a tree planting demonstration. The expected guest list for remarks will include Cal State Fullerton’s Capital Programs and Facilities Management, the City of Fullerton, West Coast Arborists, and a land acknowledgment from CSUF alumna, Virginia Carmelo with the Gabrielino/Tongva Nation.

CSUF Boasts More than 2,400 Trees

Home to more than 2,400 trees, CSUF’s Arbor Day festivities will feature the planting of 10 new trees at the event including Coast Live Oak, Holly Oak, Australian Willow, and Chinese Pistache varieties. Volunteers will have an opportunity to plant trees alongside campus administration and staff.

“Coast live oaks are native to California and drought-tolerant,” says Hans Mickelson, manager of landscape services. “Trees positively affect the local ecosystem by reducing heat island impacts, improving air quality, reducing stormwater runoff, providing shade for the campus community, and creating habitats for wildlife.”

“The Office of Sustainability continues focusing on projects to build an environmentally responsible campus that includes planting more trees, conserving water, energy efficiency & storage, growing the food waste program and more,” said Michael Lotito, associate director of plant operations/chief engineer. “These trees reaffirm our commitment to improving the quality of life our campus community experiences.”

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CSUF’s Office of Sustainability in Capital Programs and Facilities Management promotes carbon neutrality and the efficient preservation of resources to protect the earth for generations to come. With measurable results, we aim to inspire the campus community to weave sustainable practices into their daily lives.

About Cal State Fullerton: The largest university in the CSU and the only campus in Orange County, Cal State Fullerton offers 110 degree programs, and Division 1 athletics. Recognized as a national model for supporting student success, CSUF excels with innovative, high-impact educational practices, including faculty-student collaborative research, study abroad and competitive internships. Our vibrant and diverse campus is a primary driver of workforce and economic development in the region. CSUF is a top public university known for its success in supporting first-generation and underrepresented students, and preparing all students to become leaders in the global marketplace. Our It Takes a Titan campaign, a five-year $250 million comprehensive fundraising initiative, prioritizes investments in academic innovation, student empowerment, campus transformation and community enrichment. Visit

Beth Moody