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Students Pitch in during Arbor Day

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Students from Bastrop’s Emile Elementary School got a hands-on lesson during an Arbor Day celebration Nov. 4 at Kerr Park. The youth eagerly helped plant a fine red oak tree next to the historic Kerr Community Center. But first, students listened to a captivating talk by Jim Rooni, with the Texas A&M Forest Service, on the history and meaning of Arbor Day. He told the students that all 50 U.S. states celebrate Arbor Day, though the actual celebration date varies, due to regional climate variations. In Texas, Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday in November. Rooni said countries such as Japan, Australia, Israel, Yugoslavia and Iceland also celebrate Arbor Day. Rooni’s talk was followed by an engaging presentation by Victoria Herbrich, with TreeFolks, on the composition of a cedar tree. Students were able to handle small cuts from a cedar tree. Two other trees were also planted by a City Parks crew – a Texas redbud and a desert willow tree. The Bastrop High School Naval Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) color guard presented the flags to begin the ceremony. The cadets also helped shovel in dirt to complete the planting of the red oak tree, an effort which garnered several compliments from those watching the activities.

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