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Forth and fifth graders observe Arbor Day, learn value of trees

Eisenhower Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Daniel Klaassen hands a tree to a fourth grader as school lets out Friday afternoon. The Great Bend Tree Board had just given a program about the importance of planting trees as a Arbor Day observance.

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In observance of National Arbor Day each year, the Tree Board visits fourth graders in Great Bend, gives them each a tree, and encourages them to plant it. Board members made their rounds last Wednesday through Friday, which was the official Arbor Day.
Friday afternoon, Lisa Whipple and Judy Reed spoke to the students of Daniel Klaassen and Laurie Harwood at Eisenhower Elementary School.
“You’ve got to baby your baby tree,” Whipple said. She asked the students questions about how to plant a tree (how deep should the hole be, how to place mulch around the fledgling plant, how ...

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