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Garden Club Donates Tree to Seneca Middle School

posted Jan 16, 2020, 10:29 AM by Lee Stephens   [ updated Jan 16, 2020, 10:30 AM ]
Garden club members and SMS students plant a tree for Arbor Day.
Arbor Day may be a few months away, but recently the timing was just right for two members of the Lake and Hills Garden Club to donate a tree to Seneca Middle School and teach a group of students about the tree-planting process, the proper care of newly-planted trees, and the importance of trees for our environment. President of the club, Lynn Pode, along with club member Maria Calderwood coordinated with 7th grade science teacher Deborah Belflower to create a new home for a small red maple tree in a courtyard of the school’s campus. Mrs. Belflower’s students enthusiastically took turns digging an appropriate-sized hole, placing the tree within it, covering it with soil, and finally giving it water in order to thrive in its new home. These students, along with the rest of the students at the school, can now observe this tree’s growth along with their own.