The ETSU Arboretum
Upcoming Events

Friday, March 18, 2005

ETSU Arboretum Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Give-away

12 noon , Borchuck Plaza in front of the Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University

Three species of trees will be available for free to members of the ETSU community and the general public: tulip poplar, Virginia pine, and willow oak. Arboretum personnel will provide brochures on the campus trees and lead a walking tour following the tree distribution.


Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Public Seminar

7:00 pm, with refreshments served at 6:30, in the Forum Room of the D. P. Culp Student Center, East Tennessee State University

T wo speakers will address the importance of trees for protecting our air and water. Quillen College of Medicine Professor Anthony J. DeLucia will speak on “Urban Trees: Air Quality Benefits and Beyond.” Larry Tankersley, University of Tennessee Extension Forester, will speak on “The Role of Trees in the Water Cycle.” The seminar is free and open to the public.

Tony DeLucia is a professor in the Department of Surgery at the Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU, where he promotes lung health in the face of high exposure levels involving tobacco smoke and ozone. He received a Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside, for research on the effects of smog on plants. A past president of the American Lung Association, Tony has been recognized both regionally and nationally for his research on air pollution and advocacy for clean air.

Larry Tankersley is a forester with University of Tennessee, Knoxville, specializing in forest stewardship and environmental education for 4-H youth. A native of Macon, Georgia, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia for research into the economic and tax value of forested land. Larry has done Extension forestry and wildlife work for 15 years, and has experience in soils, nursery production of trees, and landscaping with native trees.


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ETSU Arboretum
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Box 70703
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City TN 37614

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