There’s a saying if you want to make a difference in the world, you should plant a tree.
That’s just what third- and fourth-grade students at Jordye Bacon Elementary School did Feb. 16 in celebration of Arbor Day by planting a brandywine red maple on school grounds.
Shawn Diddie, Georgia Forestry Commission forester, spoke to the kids about the importance of planting trees. She said trees provide several benefits, both economically and environmentally.
In recognition of Arbor Day, the Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District supplied the tree for the planting. Liberty County supervisors M.L. Coffer and Jerry Holcomb stated that is important to help educate young people on the importance of trees.
Rahn Milligan, region representative with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, reminded students that trees are an essential part of their lives and need to be cared for.