0513 arbor day shades mountain
Shades Mountain Elementary students plant a tree on Arbor Day.
Each year fourth grade teachers Arlene Harman and Michelle Glenn celebrate Arbor Day with their students by planting a tree at the school. This year’s tree was the first tree to be planted on the school’s newly finished sports field.
The City of Hoover Beautification Board donated a Bald Cypress, and Board members Mike Zarichnak and Roberta Atkinson were on-hand to help celebrate the tree planting.
Students learned the importance of planting a tree at the correct depth and to cut circling roots. Then, they grabbed their shovels to fill the dirt and lay pine straw around the newly planted tree.
As part of the festivities, class winners for the Arbor Day Essay contest read their essays about their favorite tree in Hoover.