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On Arbor Day, April 27, 2018, Gallaudet University volunteers worked with representatives from Casey Trees to conduct an inventory of the trees on campus. This marked the third consecutive year that Casey Trees came to campus and helped with the care and documentation of the trees.
Many of the trees on campus had not been surveyed for their health, size, or species before Casey Trees started doing this three years ago. During the surveys, volunteers collect important information about the trees on campus. The information collected helps Casey Trees better manage the trees, plan future tree plantings, and quantify their values.
During this year’s survey, volunteers received brief, hands-on training on site, and were then split into various task groups. The groups documented tree species, height, trunk diameter, crown width, overall health, and more. Green Gallaudet, an environmentally conscious organization on-campus, partnered with Casey Trees for this tree inventory event.
Students volunteered to take tree measurements, including height, trunk diameter, etc. Derrick Behm, ’13, (pictured in the middle) has helped volunteer with Casey Trees for three years in a row.
Before being divided into task groups, volunteers were given a refresher course, and reference sheets to indicate tree health and species type.
Student Miguel Barrios hugs a tree in front of the Maguire Welcome Center.
All photos by Zhee Chatmon.
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
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