Students help plant trees at Redmond Park to celebrate Arbor Day
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Some Cedar Rapids students, along with city workers and Trees Forever, took time out of their Friday to plant some trees.
The students also got to learn about why trees are so important.
“We provided trees because we need trees for oxygen,” said Ahzariah Dawkins, a student at Johnson STEAM Academy.
“Cool, because then I can tell my brothers and sisters and family members that I helped plant a tree,” said Payton Wilcox, another student at Johnson STEAM Academy.
The trees are part of a new park design as well as replacing some trees that were lost in the derecho. Trees Forever says Cedar Rapids lost around 70% of its tree canopy in the derecho.
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