Thank you to everyone who joined us live or watches later on the CCNet Facebook page! We enjoyed a great turnout for the Tree Campus USA Celebration, with about 35 people on the Zoom call and a reach of 365 on Facebook.
This event included a review of the five years that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been designated as a Tree Campus USA, by Brent Lewis. Senior in Integrative Biology student, Maddie Smith, presented the results of her diversity analysis for the campus' urban forest, and the F&S Tree Surgeons, Dustin Reifsteck and Sky Drewes, answered tree-related questions. At the end of the hour, community announcements included Arbor Day and Earth Month events coming up.
Celebrate National Arbor Day next week on April 24, 2020!
Links from announcements and presentation
- CCNet's Facebook video of Tree Campus USA Celebration: https://www.facebook.com/champaigncountynetwork/videos/1441155552752583/
- CCNet's Sign Up for the newsletter: http://eepurl.com/g8IM
- The U of I Extension offers an excellent resources for tree health questions. You can take a clipping from your tree to the clinic on the 4th floor of Turner Hall, run by Diane Plewa. Visit the plant clinic: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/plantclinic/.
- Red Oak Rain Garden (RORG): https://redoakraingarden.org/
- “Smile and say, TREES!”: Arbor Day Celebration (photos due April 19): https://www.facebook.com/events/3104423876237096/
- C-U on Earth Day community event: https://cuearthday2020.wixsite.com/event
- Climate Science in a Fact-Free World: Keeling Lecture 2020: https://www.facebook.com/events/216025282792996/
- April iCAP Celebration and Forum Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/events/3042436352483573/
The event concluded with a round of thanks, and several were captured in the chat log.
12:56:43 From Eliana Brown : Thank you to the Grounds Dept!
12:58:28 From Samantha Fisher : Thank you for this presentation! I really enjoy your monthly presentations.
13:00:02 From Stacy Gloss : Thanks CCNET for a great presentation today. Awesome collaborative effort. Everyone have a great day!
13:00:33 From ekamarah : Thank you everyone for these interesting presentations and conversations. Have a great day.
13:00:37 From Brent Lewis : Yes, thank you everyone!
13:00:49 From Eliana Brown : Thank you, everyone! Great job!
13:01:08 From pattsi : Stay well everyone
13:01:12 From Marya Ryan : Yes, great presentations! So glad to reconnect with CCNet after a few years away.
13:01:24 From Miranda Vieson : Thanks!
13:01:25 From Marcus Ricci : It was a great presentation, with all of the different presenters nicely tying in to the theme. The Q&A was cool.
13:01:26 From Jenna Kurtzweil : Thanks, everyone!!
13:01:26 From Kate Gardiner : Love CCNet, thanks Morgan!