Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tree Planting Like Crazy

Friday, April 29th we held our Arbor Day event in University/Crystal Park. Some of the people in attendance were Congressmen Jim McGovern, Mayor Joe O'Brien, City Manager Michale O'Brien, and Clark University's President David Angel were all on hand. We planted a memorial tree, with the help of Clark Trustees and UPCS students, in honor of Dick and Polly Traina. We also gave away 50 trees that will be planted throughout Main South.

Tuesday May 3rd and Wednesday May 4th Ruth and I spent two full days planting at Boylston Elementary School. The two days started off as I lead an all school assembly in front of the entire school. I talked to the students about trees and the Asian Longhorned Beetle. There was then time for them to ask questions. After each grade came out and helped to plant trees. The highlight was Wednesday morning as I was digging holes for that days plantings I heard a student jump out of his car and say "Look mom thats the tree I planted yesterday!!". All of the student received information to bring home about the Asian Longhorned Beetle.

Saturday May 7th we held a giveaway at Tower Hill. We managed to giveaway over 40 trees with many more being ordered for our next giveaway at St. Peter Marion on May 21st. People continue to want trees!!!

Today we planted 5 trees at the Nativity School of Worcester with the 5th grade. The boys had tons of questions and their favorite part was playing in the mud pushing all of the air pockets out of the soil. We had 20 boys in dress shoes, ties and white shirts planting trees, lets just say their Mother's are going to hate me. One of the students asked "who's tree is this?" I told him it was everyone's tree and he was very excited to help take care of it.

More trees to come: May 21st giveaway, School planting at Worcester Academy May 23rd.

1 comment:

  1. At least you guys are concern in the environment. Acting and taking responsibility in an environmental awareness activity is really an act that should be shared with others. I hope everyone will do the same and create a clean and green environment for the future generations.