More than a dozen people gathered at the Alaska Airlines Center on Friday with shovels, wheelbarrows and small potted trees in tow. All were on a mission and none were afraid to get their hands dirty. Their goal? To plant 300 trees to take the place of some that were cut down during the many construction projects on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.
One of the leads for the event, Ryan Buchholdt, business manager for facilities and campus services, says the math for the program is pretty simple.