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Posted on: April 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Students to Plant Trees for Arbor Day

Mayor at Earth day

On Friday, April 27, Mayor Richard C. Irvin will join students and school officials to recognize Arbor Day 2018 with tree planting ceremonies at four schools.

“This week, we presented the Arbor Day Proclamation at City Council and named our 2018 Heritage Trees,” said Mayor Richard Irvin. “I look forward to planting trees with our students on Arbor Day and continuing to better our environment through education and action.”

The elementary school tree planting ceremony will take place at Hill Elementary School. Simmons Middle School will represent middle schools for this year’s celebration, and the high school ceremony will be held at Marmion Academy.  In addition, a special tree planting ceremony will be held in memory of Mr. Henry Cowherd at his namesake Cowherd Middle School.

Representatives from ComEd will be special guests at Hill Elementary School to demonstrate the importance of trees and tree safety to the students in attendance.

"ComEd understands that trees and children are so valuable to our communities," said Nick Day, Senior Program Manager for ComEd. "We enjoy getting them thinking about the ways in which our environment from trees to power lines all work together."

Red Oak saplings will be distributed to participants at each location. The saplings were donated by Living Lands and Water for the Million Trees Project.

2018 Arbor Day Tree Planting Schedule:

  • 8:45 a.m. Hill Elementary School, 724 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • 9:30 a.m.    Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Rd.
  • 10:15 a.m.  Cowherd Middle School, 441 N. Farnsworth
  • 1:00 p.m.    Simmons Middle School, 1130 Sheffer Rd. 

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