Our Rees Eagles had a great opportunity to learn more about caring for their school and the community by planting three new trees. On Monday, October 19th, 4th-6th grade students worked with TreeUtah, a non-profit organization dedicated to planting trees, to add two honey locusts and one bosnian pine to beautify our campus. Students were taught about how trees can help our community, and how to help the trees grow. They then helped spread the roots, added nutrients to the soil, filled in the dirt, watered the trees, and mulched the base of each tree.
These trees will also be used by teachers at Rees to teach about the water cycle, scientific observations, ecosystems, and other curriculum-based topics. Each class will have their own “class” tree to monitor and take care of.
We would like to thank TreeUtah for awarding Rees this grant, which provided all materials and the TreeUtah representatives.