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.