Students observe Tree Planting Week
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:00 PM
The Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District celebrated Tree Planting Week with third grade students in local schools on Feb. 16 and 22.
Philadelphia Elementary’s third grade students learned about forestry and its importance to the environment and economy from Super Tree Seedlings’ Paul Jeffreys.
Erica Fortenberry with the Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District and Paul Jeffreys with Super Tree Seedlings visited with third grade students.
Tree Planting Week is celebrated in February each year and was established in 1974 as an annual event to recognize the importance of trees to the environment.
Students from Philadelphia Elementary, Union Elementary and Neshoba Central Elementary participated in activities teaching them why trees are so important to our environment as well as the economic importance of the forestry industry.
Just over 420 third grade students received a loblolly pine seedling to take home, which was donated by Super Tree Seedlings.