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Date: Apr 25, 2007
Hofstra Arboretum Celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting by preschoolersHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra Arboretum will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 27, 2007 by planting a new “Dove Tree” with the help of preschoolers from Hofstra’s Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute at the Saltzman Community Services Center.
The planting will take place at 10:30 a.m. on the main quad behind Hofstra Hall near the “Victory Eagle” statue on the south campus.
“The 'Dove Tree' blooms in Mid-May and is an unusually beautiful small tree with graceful three-inch long white blossoms that look like doves perched on the branches,” says Director of Grounds and Landscaping, Fred Soviero, who oversees the Arboretum. “It is also known as the 'Handkerchief Tree' as it looks a bit like white hankies hanging from all the branches when in bloom.”
It is the magnificent Hofstra trees that garnered the University its status as a registered member of the American Public Gardens Association, with more than 12,000 evergreen and deciduous trees representing in excess of 625 species and varieties. For more information on the Arboretum, or to schedule an Arboretum tour, please call (516) 463-6623.
The Hofstra Arboretum encompasses the University’s entire 240 acres. Though the recent wintry weather has unexpectedly delayed much of the spring bloomings on the campus, visitors can find out what is in bloom by visiting the Arboretum’s new Web site, www.hofstra.edu/arboretum, and viewing the photo slide shows. Among the current offerings are various varieties of cherry and plum trees, white and yellow forsythias, daffodils, rhododendrons, pussy willows, early tulips and exotic trees from around the world. The Arboretum Web site also now features a seasonal column from Mr. Soviero, as well as listings of special Arboretum events such as a May 7 Walking Tour and Museum Lecture.
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Related Link: Arboretum in Bloom