Muncie Urban Forester, Kellie McClellan, in yellow raincoat, shows first graders at Perry Elementary School facts about trees and their growth before planting the “Canada Red Chokecherry” tree at the school. Looking on is their teacher, Georgia Williams.
Here is Perry Elementary first graders singing a song for Arbor Day around the newly planted tree. The tree was donated by Brumond Smith Nursery.
The first graders are surrounding the newly planted tree showing off their signs about Arbor Day. In the backround, (L to R), is Rolly Bousman, Principal, Georgia Williams, first grade teacher, “Lyla Leaf”, and Kellie McClellan, Muncie Urban Forester. An “Autumn Blaze” Red Maple, donated by Eric Gillette Tree and Landscape Co. was also planted the same day at Selma Elementary School.
Two Yorktown H. S. students placing tree guards on young trees. About ten youth and adults worked with MDCB in the annual G.I.T.S. Day, (Going Into The Streets), sponsored by Yorktown H. S. each year in April.
MDCB Board member Annie Poole shows kids how to paint on flower pots. This was just one of many projects for children attending the Arborfest celebration at Westside Park.
MDCB Executive Director Jim Reese presenting the top three winners of the annual Arborfest poster contest for 5th graders throuhout Delaware County.
The winners of the poster contest.
An “Autumn Blaze” Red Maple tree donated by Eric Gillette Tree and Landscaping Co. is being planted at Westside Park in honor of Arbor Day. Demonstrating how a tree is planted is Kellie McClellan, Muncie Urban Forester and Ron Furbee, Muncie Parks Superintendent.