Volunteers plant 100 new trees on Hershey campus during Earth Day ceremony

Man wearing a grey hoodie, black pants, face mask and gloves uses a shovel to dig a hole for a tree while another man, wearing a flannel shirt, jeans and a face mask, looks on.Groundskeeper Ryan Steiner assists College of Medicine student Jason Ha during the Earth Day Tree Planting Ceremony.

Nine Penn State College of Medicine volunteers celebrated Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, by planting 100 native seedlings on the west side of the Hershey Medical Center campus near Meadow Wood Drive. Facilities Department employees assisted the volunteers in planting.

April 27, 2021Penn State College of Medicine News

Prior to the tree planting ceremony, volunteers received an overview of the Medical Center’s Facilities Landscape Master Plan and education on how to properly plant the trees.

The event supported Penn State Health’s and the College of Medicine’s sustainability initiatives. Hershey Medical Center participates in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation 10 Million Trees Partnership and the National Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus Healthcare Program.

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