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Tree Planting

Fourth grade students with the officials from Indian Trail.

Students in fourth grade at Porter Ridge Elementary School participated in an educational tree planting day on April 17th, coinciding with Earth Day. The mayor of Indian Trail, Michael Alvarez, visited the school to kick off the event and explain his plan for getting more trees planted in the Indian Trail area.

It is his passion to create more natural areas in local neighborhoods. To help accomplish this, each fourth grade student and teacher was given a small tree sapling to take home and plant. Students were given step-by-step directions on how to plant their trees. The tree saplings which went home with students were dogwoods and pine, North Carolina's state flower and state tree, connecting with the fourth grade social studies curriculum about North Carolina.

A picture display of all the trees the students plant at their homes will be located in the hallway of the school for the entire school to view. In addition to this, a session about the importance of trees was followed by a tree planting event on the grounds of the school. Maple trees, which are about two years old, were planted on each of the playgrounds, promising welcome shade in the near future.

Written by: Penny Tomberlin, Amy Morris, Cassie Little
Posted: May 09, 2012 by Carol Blackwelder

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