In celebration of Arbor Day, the City of Edgewater helped Lumberg Elementary School in Edgewater plant three trees on their property. City Arborist Bill Cassel and Community Services Director Dan Maples took part in the event on May 20 to plant the trees.
An English Oak, Bur Oak and Linden tree were planted on the west side of the softball fields, which can be seen from 24th Avenue. It will take a couple of decades, but softball fans will enjoy shade at late afternoon games in years to come.
During the event, City Arborist Bill Cassel told Lumberg students about the history of each tree and the special care needed for the trees to grow. He emphasized that the trees belonged to the students and that they needed to care for them as they grow.
The students seemed to understand their ownership of the trees as one student exclaimed, “We are like the Lorax!”
Thanks to Bill Cassel and Dan Maples for investing in the lifelong learning of our local students.