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LSU Alexandria to celebrate Louisiana Arbor Day with trees donated in memory of Doug Young

Released: 01/17/2012

Recognition of the Doug Young Family and the planting of new trees in the expanded campus quadrangle will highlight the annual Louisiana Arbor Day observance at LSU Alexandria at noon on Jan. 20. The event is free and is open to the public.

Doug Young Nurseries has donated several trees for the campus quad including 10 live oaks for this year’s Arbor Day celebration. More than 40 trees donated in memory of Doug Young will be planted this year including bald cypress, sycamore, river birch, red maple, willow oaks and cedar among others.

“Doug Young was a dedicated force for the horticulture industry in Forest Hill,” said Margaret Waring, local landscape architect. “Beyond his work acumen and diligence, Mr. Young was a wonderful and generous person who was always interested in helping people. These trees at LSUA will long be a fitting reminder of Doug, and a plaque will be placed that commemorates this gift from his family.”

LSUA has been designated a Tree Campus USA university by the Arbor Day Foundation for its work in planting and preserving trees. The campus celebrates Louisiana Arbor Day annually on the third Friday in January.