UNCG Campus Weekly

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Tree planting at Peabody Park

Peabody park has grown – by 92 trees. Dr. Elizabeth Lacey’s graduate level conservation biology class recently completed a multi-phase tree planting project along the slope near McIver parking deck. Students worked with the UNCG’s experienced ground crew to learn how to carefully plant the trees.

By protecting and expanding Peabody Park, UNCG is providing habitat for woodland animals, such as the wood thrush, notes Jessica Trotman (Sustainability). These birds live and nest in only woodland interiors. Destruction and degradation of woodland habitat has caused suffering for this particular species.

The tree planting was funded by donations made to the UNCG Peabody Park Fund, and the Building and Grounds budget.