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New trees restore life at CCU

CCU’s Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative (CCSI) received one of 20 tree grants, which will bring 68 new trees to campus.

Palmetto Pride, a program aiding in the beautification of the state, is providing crape myrtles, dogwoods, redbuds, red maples and wax myrtles to replenish areas where trees had been cut down to make way for construction.

“Currently, the trees are being taken care of at the CCU Facilities Greenhouse," said Jennifer Sellers, who is the sustainability coordinator for CCSI. “We have plans to plant these close to the library, the Student Recreation and Convocation Center and other areas that need beautification.”

In return for the grant, CCSI will participate in the Great American Cleanup—the nation’s largest cleanup event—in April. CCSI is planning a Saturday neighborhood cleanup for the event. Plans for this cleanup have not yet been finalized, but for more information on other future CCSI events, visit