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    The students helped dig a little bit before putting the trees in the ground. They added nutrients and mulch to the soil and covered it all up with more dirt. Once the tree was stable, they helped pat down the earth.(Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Horticultural Society member Ron Needham shows the kids in his group how the root system works. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)



Grade 2 students plant trees with Petawawa Horticultural Society

Community News

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Petawawa Horticultural Society teamed up with Grade 2 students from St Francis of Assisi School and Valour JK-12 School to plant trees. The path leading to the Petawawa Civic Centre behind the schools was soon lined with 12 fruit trees - nine apple and three pear. The planting occurred on May 30, and it was the perfect opportunity for these youngsters to learn more about the life-cycle of trees.