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Horticulture Club to Help City of Macomb Plant Oak Trees Oct. 19 Near WIU Campus

October 16, 2009

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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University's Horticulture Club will be helping the City of Macomb get a bit greener next week. From 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 members of Western's "Hort" Club will aid Tim Howe, the city's forester, in planting oak trees on the 300 block of N. Sherman Ave.

"This provides an opportunity for Horticulture students to gain hands-on experience," said Mari Loehrlein, professor in Western's School of Agriculture.

According to Loehrlein, WIU's Horticulture Club was created to educate and promote horticulture on campus. The members strive to beautify and preserve nature, as well as provide fellowship among individuals with horticultural interests.

For more information about the Horticulture Club and the activities the group is involved in on and off campus, contact Loehrlein at (309) 298-1089 or Learn more about WIU's School of Agriculture student organizations at

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