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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 20, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 16
 
Take a Bough, Everyone

PHOTO BY HPS/WILL KIRK

Armed with supersized plastic bags to hold their stash and hooded jackets or big umbrellas to shield them from the rain, scores of employees descended on Levering Plaza Dec. 10 for a longtime annual tradition on the Homewood campus: the Dropping of the Greens. The always-anticipated event allows the campus's seasonally pruned boughs — ceremoniously lowered from two dump trucks — to be put to timely holiday use. To sweeten the festivities, Plant Operations, which organizes the event, supplies lots of doughnuts and hot cider.
 
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