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Girl Scouts Celebrate 95th Anniversary by Planting 95 Trees at C.W. Post

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations
C.W. Post Campus,
Long Island University
516-299-2334

Girl Scouts Celebrate 95th Anniversary by Planting 95 Trees at C.W. PostFor 95 years, the Girl Scouts have helped girls and young women discover courage, confidence and character while making the world a better place. To commemorate this momentous anniversary, more than 50 Girl Scouts from Nassau County will plant 95 trees at the Community Arboretum and Nursery at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville on Thursday, May 17, 2007.

Five of the trees planted will create a “Girl Scout Grove” within the C.W. Post Community Arboretum and will be planted along a trail that is accessible by the public. The remainder of the trees will be planted in a campus nursery and, once grown, will be distributed throughout the C.W. Post’s 307 acres.

Planting will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Community Arboretum located behind the Winnick House administration building and the nursery located south of the horse stables.

The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is nationally recognized as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation. The scenic campus is famous for its magnificent formal gardens, rolling green lawns and 4,000 trees -- some among the largest on Long Island. A 40-acre portion of the campus is designated as an arboretum which features more than 120 trees (some very rare). Each tree is labeled with interesting horticultural facts and origin information. The trees are located along a self-guided walking trail that encircles the campus' main academic buildings. One of the landmarks along the trail is the breathtaking Tudor mansion that was once the home of cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. The arboretum is open to the public seven days a week from dawn to dusk, free of charge. The self-guided walking trail starts and ends at Hillwood Commons and lasts anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. For more information about the C.W. Post Community Arboretum, click here.

For more information, contact Donna Rivera-Downey, Girl Scouts of Nassau County at 516-741-2550, ext. 260 or Lisa Gordon 516-220-1720 or Rita Langdon, C.W. Post Public Relations, 516-299-2334.

Posted 05/15/2007

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