Luther Tree Planted
| by Carol Best firstname.lastname@example.org
A Luther Tree, a tree commemorating the Protestant Reformation, was planted on campus Oct. 31, 2017. The red oak tree sits on the Campus Mall in front of Mabee Learning Commons.
One of several events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the planting was attended by Olathe Mayor Mike Copeland ('84) and City Arborist Rick Spurgeon. Dr. Randy Cloud explained the significance of the tree and Dr. David Spittal placed the commemorative plaque. Associated Student Government members assisted with the planting.
So what is a Luther Tree? Tradition has it that Martin Luther once said, "Even if I knew that the world were to collapse tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree today." Since Olathe is a Tree City USA designee by the Arbor Day Foundation, the location of a Luther Tree in the city seems particularly appropriate