To honor Arbor Day, fifth grade students and teachers at Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire hosted a tree planting and dedication Friday.
School and village officials attended the half-hour ceremony that was held to recognize the importance of trees and nature.
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A history of Arbor Day was presented and students read poems during the program outside the school on Riverwoods Road.
The tree that was planted was a red maple that was donated by the village of Lincolnshire.
"We're really happy that we could have this time to focus on the environment and make this a year-round thing," fifth grade teacher Jaime Gagamov said.
Arbor Day, when people are encouraged to plant and care for trees, is celebrated on the last Friday in April. It is a state holiday in Nebraska.