The old orchard north of Tritton Hall welcomed with wide spread branches its first new resident Thursday. For more than two decades the Aboretum has welcomed each incoming class with the gift of a tree. The Class of 2016 planted a Yoshino cherry, Prunus yedoensis. These students moved in on Wednesday and were given the opportunity to add their mark to the campus. The Tritton and Kim dorm construction impacted the old orchard, so what better way to begin a renewal of the site than to replant! The tree will be labeled stating, the name of the tree and Class of 2016, Freshman Tree.
The Arboretum welcomes back all returning students and encourages them to gain a greater appreciation and explore the historic college arboretum in which they live.