Arbor Day celebration

Virtual Arbor Day celebration

By A&S News

Virtual Arbor Day celebration

By A&S News
View a live tree planting at the Arboretum

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and despite the current social distancing measures in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, virtual activities are still underway at the University of Miami.

To celebrate Arbor Day, the John C. Gifford Arboretum on the Coral Gables campus will host a live tree planting event on April 24th at 1:30 p.m.

Current curator, Ezra Remer, will plant an Inga tree at the Arboretum, which is home to over 500 species of plants. Remer is a senior and documentary film major at the UM School of Communication.

The Gifford Arboretum is run by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biology and the Friends of the Gifford Arboretum Committee. It is home to a large collection of trees and plants that have been assembled for the purposes of education and research.

It opened in 1947 by Dr. Frank J. Rimoldi and Dr. Roy Woodbury, professors of tropical botany at UM, and in 1949 was named after Dr. John C. Gifford, the first graduate forester in the United States.  

To view the live Arbor Day celebration (April 24, 1:30 p.m.), click here: https://miami.zoom.us/j/99038094182