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King Saud UniversityKing Saud University will have a greener tint following the 36th Tree Week at the Riyadh campus, where faculty will teach students to plant and care for trees as well as distribute seedlings.

Started by the College of Food Science and Agriculture in cooperation with the Afforestation Management department and sponsored by KSU Rector Badran Al-Omar, the latest Tree Week, titled “The Tree is My Friend”, will offer many activities for students.

Kicking off on Sunday March 3 with a formal ceremony, the first day of activities on Monday March 4 start at 9am with a workshop on plant propagation hosted by the Department of Plant Production.

Later that day students will gather at the university arboretum where they will be trained in how to plant and care for trees.

Dr. Badran Al-Omar., KSU RectorOn Tuesday, March 5 an advanced training course in how to care for flowers will start the day at 9am at the Department of Plant Production.

Students will have a chance to get their sandals dirty on Wednesday March 6 with a tour of the lush green landscapes and farms of Mehar (Al-Thayel) in Al-Kharj.

While on the last day, Thursday March 6, students will get the chance to visit the arboretums at Zeid Al-Hussein in Nsah, Al-Kharj.

Throughout the week seedlings will be available to all university staff, employees and affiliates  at the Research and Agriculture Experiment Station in the university arboretum.

For more details call the secretary of the College of Food Science and Agriculture at 4678107 or the Afforestation Management’s secretary on 467269.

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