Daemen to Plant Over 100 Mature Trees on Campus October 26

Daemen to Plant Over 100 Mature Trees on Campus October 26


September 30, 2013



Contact:  Daemen College Office of

                Institutional Advancement

                (716) 839-8212


           Daemen College will plant over 100 mature trees across its campus on the morning of October 26, in the culmination of its 100 Tree Challenge.


           The event will be done in partnership with Re-Tree Western New York.


           “Our goal for this beautification project is to enhance the greenspace on the Daemen campus for our students and alumni, and for our neighbors throughout the Amherst community. We want to lead by example,” said Daemen President Gary Olson.


           “We applaud Daemen College for their visible commitment to the environment, and for helping us restore and replace our Western New York living resource, our trees,” said Re-Tree Western New York Chairman Paul D. Maurer.


           “Our organization was started by concerned citizens following the losses of so many  trees in the October 2006 snowstorm. Our mission is the same as our name – Re-Tree Western New York.”


           The event will begin with an official groundbreaking at 9 a.m. on the front lawn of the Daemen campus. Immediately following this, volunteers from Re-Tree Western New York and Daemen College will work together to plant over 100 mature trees throughout the campus by noon.


           Daemen began landscaping work during the summer, marking the beginning of the 100 Tree Challenge. Completion of the first stage of landscaping included the construction of a paved walkway, arcing from the east corner of the College’s Main Street frontage, up and across the front of the Research & Information Commons (RIC), down to the west end of the lawn. The project will maintain an open lawn in front of the RIC, bordered on three sides by shade trees. 


           The beautification plan will also include additional permanent landscaping improvements that will dramatically enhance the College’s frontage from Getzville Road to Campus Drive in Amherst.


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