The new Sewanee Arboretum was dedicated this morning. University VP for Administrative Services Frank Gladu made introductory remarks, Chaplain Tom McPhee offered a prayer for God’s Creation with special emphasis on the trees, and Vice-chancellor John McCardell made a short speech.
Trees, he said, are among the top things that people want to be able to name, along with the constellations and songbirds. The establishment of the Sewanee Arboretum, with more than 120 species of trees labeled, represents the seamlessness with which education moves beyond the classroom at Sewanee. All of us lifelong learners who live and work here, as well as our many visitors, will benefit for years to come from having the arboretum here.
Thanks to Chattanooga photographer Lawson Whitaker for this photo.