Elementary School plants trees for healthier environment

BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) - Children at one Region 8 elementary got their hands dirty. Students from Brookland Elementary School helped members of the Arkansas Forestry Commission plant trees on their playground Tuesday morning. The event was part of an Urban Forestry Program called "STOP", or Shade Trees On Playgrounds. The program is designed to provide a healthier environment for children.

"Basically, it helps to prevent skin cancer and to promote tree planting and have the kids understand the benefits of trees and just to help them understand that we need to re-forest our earth," said Tressa Davis, who is a counselor at Brookland Elementary.

The students planted fourteen trees. One kindergarten class named even their tree Bob.

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