The University of New Mexico celebrates Earth Day (April 22) and National Arbor Day (April 25) with a week's worth of tree plantings and events. UNM is a nationally-recognized campus arboretum and provides opportunities for the public and educators to see a diverse selection of mature and growing trees.

Physical Plant Department arborists chose the locations for the tree plantings to replace trees lost due to storms and age, provide cooling to buildings by blocking solar radiation, and to reduce greenhouse gases. The species were chosen for their durability and pest resistant qualities.

Below is a list of the daily events, host of each tree planting and the type of tree to be planted in parentheses.

UNM Arbor Day Tree Plantings
(subject to change due to weather, etc.)

April 22
11 a.m. – Scholes Hall (Q. Muhlenbergii)
1 p.m. – Onate Hall (Accolade Elm)

April 23
9 a.m. – Alvarado Hall (Gymnocladus)
11 a.m. – Alvarado Hall (Tilia X.)

April 24
11 a.m.  - Cornell Mall (Crabapple)
1 p.m. – Johnson Field (Accolade Elm)

April 28
11 a.m. – Johnson Field (Accolade Elm)
1 p.m. – Johnson Field (Accolade Elm)

April 29
11 a.m. – Johnson Natatorium (Q. Muhlenbergii)
1 p.m. – Johnson Natatorium (Q. Muhlenbergii)