Donated Trees to be Planted at CCC-Hastings

September 30, 2020

Central Community College has received 10 trees for the Hastings Campus Tree Replacement project.

The trees are courtesy of the Free Trees for Fall Planting program, an effort of the Nebraska Forest Service and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. CCC-Hastings was selected for the donation after numerous trees were destroyed by a heavy windstorm in August 2019.

The trees will be planted at various locations on the Hastings Campus at 10 a.m. on Oct. 14. Campus volunteers will meet on the south side of the Hall Student Union where they will receive planting instructions for the following trees:

  • Catalpa (1)
  • Chinkapin Oak (2)
  • Kentucky Coffeetree (2)
  • Shingle Oak (1)
  • Sycamore (2)
  • Triumph Elm (2)

“I am eager to see the continuous transformation of the Hastings Campus,” said CCC-Hastings President Dr. Jerry Wallace. “Our students, employees and visitors really value the trees on campus.”

Free Trees for Fall Planting is supported by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s Trees for Nebraska Towns Initiative funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

In addition to planting trees, the program goals include increasing appreciation and awareness of the value of community forests in Nebraska. Special emphasis is placed on species diversity and higher impact projects, especially street tree planting and projects in neighborhoods of highest need.