With gratitude to Mr. J. William Fulbright, former U.S. Senator and his vision of global educational cooperation, the U.S. Department of State began to promote the Fulbright Tree-Planting Initiative in 2016. Planting the roots which symbolize the hope of future higher education that reinforce the noble ideals of the Fulbright Program.
To celebrate our mutual friendship, the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) and National Taiwan University (NTU) jointly planted a Chinese Fringetree (Chionanthus Retusus) on the NTU main campus as part of the Fulbright Tree Planting Initiative. The initiative was supported and coordinated by Fulbright Campus Advisor, NTU Associate Professor Kuo-Tan Li, and NTU Professor Huu-Sheng Lur, Dean of the College of Bioresources and Agriculture. The vigorous tree has been generously donated by NTU alumnus Mr. Nelson Li.