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New Trees For Shiloh
On Thursday, April 23 2015, two new trees were planted at the back of the Shiloh Elementary playground near the bus lot. The mayor of Indian Trail and several tree experts came to Shiloh to help the 4th graders plant two Red Maple trees. Before the trees were planted the 4th graders gathered in the library with the mayor and Kevin (tree expert) to go over some rules and tree facts.
Once outside on the cold windy day, the tree experts unpotted and took questions about the trees. Two holes had been dug before the time and had been fitted to the Red Maples by the tree experts. With help from the 4th graders, the trees were placed in the holes and leveled so that they grew up, not to the side. The students were instructed into lines and each got to fill in a scoop of soil with a shovel.
The trees were fertilized and mulched in right away so that the roots grew out and the mayor asked who wanted to dedicate the the trees. Gabby Poole was chosen to dedicate one of the trees and she stuck a dedication plaque into the ground. Watering buckets were placed on the ground by the trees. Then the 4th graders received Loblolly Pines to plant and care for a tree of their own. The classes that have the whole class send in a pictures of them with their trees will win a pizza party.
Written by: Brenna Burgess and Annabelle Lockso, 4th grade students
Posted: May 04, 2015 by Mark Greene