Students, faculty and staff gathered outside of the Agnes Varis Campus Center to celebrate Earth Day with the planting of a tree.
Greg Fazio puts the finishing touches on a rather large hole that will be the new home of a Pear tree that is to be planted
in honor of Earth Day.
Mugs were given out, so stop using paper and Styrofoam.
Dr. Vicky Yang really likes her new mug.
Joe Chilton, Head of Facilities, spoke to those gathered
to view the planting.
Skip Bigelow, also of the Facilities Department, listens intently.
Joe gets a chuckle as Nancy Meyer tells him that the tree will be named "Joe" in honor of his impending retirement.
Dominic Mariano, of Facilities, and Pete Tanks, of MA Tree and Stump Removal, get ready to plant the tree.
Students faculty and staff watch as the tree is lowered
into its new home.
Jim Phillips, of the Cummings School Farm, operates the
tractor to assist with the planting.
Pet and Dom prepare the root ball.
Betsy Byrum from the Tufts Office of Sustainability says a few words about the day and the event.
The crew back fills and staked the young tree.