First-graders at Orchard Hollow Elementary school celebrated Arbor Day in their school’s front yard. Arbor Day is a holiday traditionally celebrated the last Friday of April.
With the help of the Mentor Tree Commission, four ivory Silk Lilacs were planted in front of the school. The trees will have creamy-white blooms and an appealing fragrance through the spring and summer months. Students watered the trees and teachers spread mulch around the newly planted trees.
Mentor City Council President John Krueger presented the students and their teachers with a proclamation in honor of the Arbor Day program.
Trees are vital to the environment and people as they provide oxygen, store carbon, stabilize the soil and give life to wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and shelter.
The Mentor Tree Commission includes Dave Henschel, chair; Dick Douglas, Rodd Schroeder, Ben Askren, and Cindy Code Fenner.