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New Tukkie plants a new Jacket-Plum tree

14 February 2011 No Comment

The TuksAlumni Office at the University of Pretoria presented their annual tree planting ceremony on the Hatfield campus during the University’s Welcoming Day for first-year students on 29 January 2011.

Three Jacket-Plum trees (Pappea capensis) were planted by, respectively, a first-year student, Ms Urooge Haq, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey and Mr Willie Spies, chairperson of the TuksAlumni Board.

This custom to plant a tree during Welcoming Day on behalf of the class of the respective year originated in 2001.

The first-year student represents the year group while the tree stands as symbol of this group who will become alumni themselves in years to come.

Ms Urooge Haq will be studying Medicine at UP.

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