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Article posted: 4/27/2012 9:14 PM

The suburbs celebrate Arbor Day

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Giovanni McFarlane, left, and Charli Richards correctly count the rings of a tree outside Walt Whitman School in Wheeling.

Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

Third-graders sing as Walt Whitman School marks Arbor Day on Friday in Wheeling.

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Frank C. Whiteley School third-graders, from left, Michaela Vall, Ashley Scesniak and Kailey Mleko help Mayor Bill McLeod at Arbor Day Park in Hoffman Estates.

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Hayden Kim shovels some dirt on a freshly planted tree at Arbor Day Park in Hoffman Estates.

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Kindergartners Kyla Healy and Brayan Perez-Sanchez shovel some dirt as they celebrate Arbor Day at the Early Learning Center in Des Plaines.

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Mayor Marty Moylan reads a proclamation about Arbor Day at the Des Plaines ceremony.

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It was Arbor Day on Friday, and kids were out all over the Northwest suburbs, planting trees, dinging songs and reading prclamations.
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    • Giovanni McFarlane, left, and Charli Richards correctly count the rings of a tree outside Walt Whitman School in Wheeling.
    •  Third-graders sing as Walt Whitman School marks Arbor Day on Friday in Wheeling.
    •  Frank C. Whiteley School third-graders, from left, Michaela Vall, Ashley Scesniak and Kailey Mleko help Mayor Bill McLeod at Arbor Day Park in Hoffman Estates.
    •  Hayden Kim shovels some dirt on a freshly planted tree at Arbor Day Park in Hoffman Estates.
    •  Kindergartners Kyla Healy and Brayan Perez-Sanchez shovel some dirt as they celebrate Arbor Day at the Early Learning Center in Des Plaines.
    •  Mayor Marty Moylan reads a proclamation about Arbor Day at the Des Plaines ceremony.
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