XENIA — The City of Xenia Tree Committee celebrated Arbor Day by partnering with fifth-grade students from Arrowood Elementary School by planting a tree adjacent to the school on Tuesday, May 9.
The tree — a Royal Prince Oak — was donated by Studebaker Nursery.
Students worked with City of Xenia Tree Committee and Arborist Chuck Poore, as well as City of Xenia Tree Committee member and horticulturist Rich Pearson, to plant the tree.
Participating students received a Concolor Fir (White Fir) tree seedling from the Greene Soil and Water Conservation District as well as information on caring for the tree seedling from the City of Xenia Tree Committee and Greene County Parks & Trails.
The City of Xenia Tree Committee is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to education, preservation and conservation of the urban forest. The committee is affiliated with the City of Xenia BRACA Committee.
For more information about the City of Xenia Tree Committee or the Arbor Day Celebration, contact the City of Xenia at 937-376-7232.
Story courtesy of Greene County Parks & Trails.