By Anthony Riley–

Held Friday at the garden commons, UofL celebrated Arbor day with a host of tree-related activities, commemorating UofL’s longstanding status as a ‘Tree Campus” every year since 2010. In a workshop led by UofL’s Justin Mog, students helped plant new trees at the garden commons and learned about campus trees and plants, along with upcoming campus grounds projects–such as the student pavilion planned for the space in front of the new Belknap Academic Building. Students could also drink smoothies made with fruit found on campus trees–including persimmon and apple–that were blended up by an electricity-free bicycle-powered blender. Students could also pick up grow kits including native plant species and learn about ways to grow their own trees and plants.

Photos by Anthony Riley//the Louisville Cardinal