EAST HAMPSON, Connecticut, April 18, 2002 – On April 26 at 9:00 a.m., 150 third-graders at Center Elementary School will celebrate Arbor Day with a presentation about trees from Connecticut Light and Power’s (CL&P) Tolland division arborist, Bob Allen .
The presentation will begin with a reading of Once Upon A Tree, a book about the life of a tree and all the organisms, from insects to man, that benefit from the tree’s existence. CL&P's arborist will then explain to the students about what trees grow well in their community. The presentation will conclude with each student receiving a fir or spruce seedling to take home and plant.
The Arbor Day event is dedicated to celebrating the importance of trees in our lives and to educate the public on the importance of planting low-growing trees that mature less than 25 feet in height near power lines, such as kousa dogwoods, crab apple, hawthorn, redbud, Japanese maple, flowering dogwood, magnolia, and ornamental cherry trees.
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