Arboretum Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Give-away
noon , Borchuck Plaza in front of the Sherrod Library, East Tennessee
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.
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.
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.
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