Adding some green to the campus scene

Tree planting

Crews have planted 170 trees around Stephens Auditorium and Fisher Theater, 80 near Hilton Coliseum and 18 more by Jack Trice Stadium. The trees are replacements for dead, diseased and storm damaged trees, as well as ash trees that were removed in preparation for the arrival of the invasive emerald ash borer. Two drought seasons set back replacement schedules.

Over the next few weeks, 90 trees will be installed throughout campus, another 49 at Schilletter University Village, 49 at Frederiksen Court and 21 more in the Towers parking lot. Photo by Bob Elbert.