Successful First Tree Dedication at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Campus

To all who Make a Difference in Science

Our first Tree Dedication Ceremony took place at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Campus on National Tree Day (September 22), during the CIF National Forest Week (September 19 to 25, 2021). 

Michelle Gray, Acting Dean of Forestry and Environmental Management, dedicated a 60+ year old red oak tree to 60 years of Science Atlantic with these words:


"And so as much as Science Atlantic placed its roots in APICS 60 years ago, so too did this red oak tree place its roots right here just over 60 years ago.  Today we celebrate with the dedication of this red oak tree to all who make a difference in science, who provide opportunities for students, educators, and researchers, and by doing so, we celebrate the  environment "

Dr. Michelle Gray

Acorns from the Science Atlantic tree have been gathered and will be grown in the Forest and Environmental Management greenhouse this winter. If you are interested in obtaining one of these seedlings please send a note to ForEM@unb.ca indicating you would like a red oak seedling from Science Atlantic 60th. There will be a limited number of seedlings available. Maximum 60!

We would like to extend thanks to the faculty members who championed this ceremony, Dr. Michelle Gray, and Ed Czerwinski. Finally, a big thanks to Science Atlantic’s Institutional Rep at UNB-F, Dr. Gary Saunders, Dean of Science.

Check out our 60th Anniversary page for more information about future celebrations!

Temporary Dedication Plaque in from of the tree.

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