Throughout the day, the school’s young students and 25 parent volunteers planted 107 arborvitae trees as a way to enhance the south end of the playground. The planting correlated with Arbor Day, which was also Friday.
The planting was originally scheduled for April 20 to coincide with Earth Day activities, but it was postponed because of inclement weather.
The school’s PTA purchased the trees from Mike Grassmid of Northland Nursery in Holland. Gary Orr of Midwest Property Maintenance donated the mulch, said PTA Treasurer Lyndsi Devries. Devries said her husband, Tom Devries, hauled the trees, dug the holes and spearheaded the spreading of the mulch.