Third grade students celebrate Arbor Day
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 5:56 AM
ADA - The Ada Tree Commission once again celebrated Arbor Day with Ada Elementary 3rd grade classes on Friday.
Students learned about Arbor Day, Tree City USA, and Tree Campus USA, all the while wanting to know if they were getting their own trees! Each student did receive their own Dawn Redwood tree to take home to plant.Also on the agenda was talk of 'elephant snot', things that are good for trees, and effects the Asian Longhorn Beetle could have on Ada's trees if the infestation spreads to Northwest Ohio. The beetle has currently only be reported in Southwest Ohio. Students took part in the fun by wearing Asian Longhorn Beetle headbands throughout the celebration.
Students also heard from Kiwanis President Myrna McCurdy, who presented the Tree Commission with a donation. McCurdy told the students the Ada Kiwanis Club have helped support the Ada Tree Commission with donation totals of $16,500 over the past 30 years.
The Tree Commission is very appreciative to the Ada Schools, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The Arbor Day Foundation, The Ohio State University Extension, and the US Department of Agriculture.