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Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen and two kindergartners planted a Yellow Bird Magnolia tree on the lawn between the Silver Center for the Arts and Speare Hall in celebration of Arbor Day. The April 26 ceremony marks the 17th year PSU has celebrated Arbor Day with a tree planting. In addition to beautifying campus, the tree planting tradition has served as one of the institution’s tangible commitments to environmental sustainability. This year’s tree is dedicated to former PSU Horticulturist Steven Sweedler, who retired in 2011 after 35 years of service to the University. Sweedler one of the original people who helped organize PSU’s Arbor Day tradition. (Courtesy photo)