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SIU showcases Tree Campus USA designation

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CARBONDALE -- Fourth graders from Murphysboro's Carruther's School participated in a Tree Walk Tuesday morning at Southern Illinois University.

The Arbor Day Foundation names SIU a Tree Campus USA, a designation that recognizes the university's management of its trees and urban forests.

On Wednesday's Tree Walk, SIU students and staff took children on tree tours. highlighting the different species on campus. They also offered demonstrations showcasing the many professions related to trees.

"We really have a natural environment around us every day," said Dave Tally, SIU grounds superintendent. "These kids are local kids. So for them to come to a place like this, get to see the campus, get to experience some of the things we have over here."

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