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Wallace State freshman Michael Schramm, left, a cosmetology major from Blountsville, and sophomore James Winfield of Gardendale shovel dirt during the Earth Day tree planting.

HANCEVILLE – Wallace State Community College continued its annual tradition of recognizing Earth Day, planting a pair of trees on campus this week. A number of students and employees aided in planting a dogwood on the west side of the Drafting Building and a Shumard oak near the southeast entrance of the Tom Bevill Building.

Wallace State’s Anthony Hilliard, the Horticulture/Agricultural Production Department Chair, opened Earth Day activities by explaining to those assembled at the Student Center how to properly plant a tree, including the best times of the year to do so.

After planting the new trees, the Earth Day group checked up on the trees planted last year.

Free T-shirts and snacks, including oranges and carrots, were given to students and employees participating in Monday’s activities. Earth Day activities are sponsored each year by the Wallace State Green Team.

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Wallace State Horticulture/Agricultural Production Department Chair Anthony Hilliard discusses the proper procedures for planting a tree during Earth Day 2013, recognized by the college earlier this week.


Wallace State’s Dr. Suhana Chikatla of the Advanced Visualization Center/E-Learning Department spreads some mulch on the Shumard oak planted in front of the Tom Bevill Building on Earth Day 2013.



Multiple people participated in this year’s Earth Day tree planting. From left, Wallace State Computer Science Instructor Cheryl Grimmett shovels, Anthony Hilliard of the Horticulture/Agricultural Production Department adjusts the tree in the dirt, Director of Student Development Dr. Bill Moss pours water on the soil and WSCC student Michael Schramm shovels as a tree is placed in front of the Tom Bevill Building.


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