Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Holden Mayo Elementary School

Today we worked with the 1st grade at the Mayo Elementary School in Holden. The day started off with members of the USDA APHIS program talking with the students about the Asian Longhorned Beetle. They discussed the importance of reporting a beetle sighting and what the USDA's role is in the Asian Longhorned Beetle problem. With the help of UEI we then led four trainings at one time. We planted four Cleveland select flowering pears and one flowering plum. The students we able to help put dirt into the hole, stomped the dirt down and learn about the importance of planting trees and why trees are important to the environment. All of the students asked many great questions and promised to water the trees.

Making sure the hole isn't to deep.

Chris from UEI leading a training.

The USDA talking with the students.

Yesterday we held a memorial planting for Maxine Levy, wife of Steering Commite Co-Chair Jordan Levy.
Memorial Tree Planting for Maxine Levy
"Oak trees come out of acorns, no matter how unlikely that seems. An acorn is just a tree's way back into the ground. For another try. Another trip through. One life for another." --Shirley Ann Grau

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