Kids are digging up dirt for Arbor Day, and they are protecting their school’s trees from weeds.
The fifth graders from Treynor Elementary School spread mulch around the trees they planted last year at their school. The maintenance was part of the Treynor Optimist Club’s annual Arbor Day program.
“It’s really fun,” said student Zach Smith. “It’s a time to get down and dirty and help the environment.”
Fifth grade teacher Kyle Rogers explained that last year the students planted the trees, and now are learning to care for them.
“We’re mulching to make them healthier and grow better,” student Sadie Schaaf said.
Students wondered how mulch kills weeds. “It suffocates the,” said Rogers.
The students were taught how to create a donut ring around the trees that would not cover flowers.