Over the next two weeks, a total of 250 trees will be planted at five schools in Washington County.
Tuesday, that process began as students worked with the county to plant sour-wood trees.
These trees are close to being threatened in the state of Maryland.
The kids discussed the importance of trees in our community and how they’re are part of the solution to problems caused by erosion.
The students also applied their lessons from earth day to the bigger picture and long term effects on the environment.
“I want to be an architect which can also deal with the environment and how I would have to take care of the planting I would do. Also if I am tearing down any trees or forests and having to build houses there and businesses, I would have to take care of it a certain way,” said Torin Malott, a 4th grader at Eastern Elementary School.
Mayor Bob Bruchey also attended Tuesday’s event to recognize the kid’s efforts in helping the county.