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Students busy planting trees

By Staff | May 23, 2014

Tim Chapman/PCT Ely Elementary School student Brooklyn Corum digs a hole at Ellery Park to plant a tree May 16 with her classmates from Khloe Sobolik’s second-grade class.

Area students stayed busy planting trees around Ellery Park, Prairie Village Museum and Wolford School last week.

Students from Khloe Sobolik’s second-grade class at Ely Elementary helped the City of Rugby maintain its Tree City USA status by planting three American Linden trees in Ellery Park. It was the fourth consecutive year that Sobolik took her class on the adventure around Arbor Day.

Arbor Day was May 2, but poor weather pushed the field trip back to May 16. The students were joined by Mayor Dave Cichos and City Auditor Dawn Hauck.

“We study about the tree and the importance of what they do to the earth,” Sobolik said.

The students took turns digging and cheered after covering the young tree roots with the soil.

The Pierce County Soil Conservation District also worked with youth the week of May 12 to educate them on the important role trees play in conserving natural resources and improving soil.

Fourth-graders from Ely planted four trees at Prairie Village Museum and fourth-graders from Wolford planted two trees in front of their school. A total of 53 students from both schools received seedlings to plant with their parents.

– Tribune

Staff Report

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