On March 8, in celebration of New Mexico Arbor Day, Facilities Management (FM) arborists will plant two Piñon Pine trees on The University of New Mexico campus. 

The first tree will be planted at 9 a.m. on north campus adjacent to Novitki Hall, located along Yale Boulevard between Camino de Salud and Tucker Avenue. At noon, the second will be planted in Tight Grove at the northeast corner of Central Avenue and University Boulevard. 

At both plantings, FM arborists will be available to answer questions and provide handouts on the Piñon Pine. Extra shovels will be on hand and volunteers are welcome to participate in the plantings. 

The State Legislature formally adopted the Piñon Pine, also called the Two Needle Piñon, as New Mexico’s state tree on March 16, 1949.

This event is a precursor to the weeklong tree plantings activities scheduled for April 22–26 in recognition of National Arbor Day.