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The protected prairie surrounding Kent State University’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be burned on Monday, April 23, at approximately 9 a.m. to allow for new growth during the summer season.

The city of Kent Fire Department will conduct the controlled burning of the prairie, which has been a yearly practice since 2004. The prairie burn on April 23 is dependent on the weather and the Kent Fire Department not being called to an emergency.

Trees fill the sky every season as far as the eye can see as Kent State University students walk down the Lefton Esplanade on the Kent Campus. Large oaks provide shade on a warm summer day, glistening maple trees leave a blanket of orange and red on the ground as students move back into the residence halls in the fall and snow-covered pines bring to life the holiday spirit for a Kent State winter.

The protected prairie surrounding Kent State University’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be burned on Wednesday, April 26, at approximately 10 a.m. to allow for new growth during the summer season.

The city of Kent Fire Department will conduct the burning of the prairie, which has been a yearly practice since 2004. Burning of the prairie on April 26 is dependent on the weather and the Kent Fire Department not being out on a run.

The Kent City Council and mayor dubbed Kent, Ohio, the state’s Tree City. This year marks the ninth year Kent State University is being recognized by the Tree Campus USA program.

Sixty-eight years ago, the Kent City Council and mayor dubbed Kent, Ohio, the state’s Tree City. This year marks the ninth year Kent State University is being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA program.

University is rooted in its commitment to tree care.

Photo of Kent State students planting a tree for Arbor DayKent State University colleges and departments will hold several events across campus to celebrate Arbor Day on Thursday, April 21.

Photo of snow-covered trees on campusKent State University has earned its eighth consecutive recognition from Tree Campus USA, a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

Kent State University has earned the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA recognition for its commitment to effective urban forest management for the seventh consecutive year. 

Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

Photo of Kent State campus - winterKent State University has earned the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA recognition for its commitment to effective urban forest management for the seventh consecutive year.