Local students planting trees for Arbor Day

Fourth graders throughout Lynnwood will come home today with a tree to plant for Arbor Day.

In partnership with the Fourth Grade Foresters project, the city provided the 12 to 18-inch Douglas Fir tree seedlings to 370 students at Beverly, Lynndale, Lynnwood, Meadowdale and Spruce elementary schools.

“This is a wonderful program to get young people aware of our environment so they can begin to do their part to help preserve our planet,” Parks Director Lynn Sordel said.

The project’s goal is to revitalize the observation of Arbor Day in schools.

“It’s a wonderful way to show support for the community, education and the environment,” said Debra Ersch, co-founder of the Fourth Grade Foresters project.

Each seedling will include information about Washington’s Arbor Day, as well as planting and care instructions.

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