By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Students plant trees in celebration of Arbor Day


Last updated 4/22/2021 at 10:15am

Katie Teachout

Justin Ziebell teaches the students to break up the tree's roots before planting by cutting into them with a shovel. From left, Gabriel Mungia, Owen York, Lucas Gardner, Leland Bowman, Nick Steffan, Ziebell, Shane Kubik, Archer Killian and Cade Galbreath.

RITZVILLE – Fifth-grade students got to dig in and plant three flowering trees in City Park in celebration of Arbor Day Wednesday, April 14.

The festivities began with Tree Board Chairman Mike Schrag explaining the significance of the tradition begun in Nebraska in 1872.

"Arbor in Latin means tree, so today really is tree day," Schrag said. "Thousands upon thousands of trees are going to be planted across our great nation today which will benefit our environment in many ways, and you are going to be a part of that wonderful process."

Cub Scout Troop 888 members Owen York, Shane Kubik and...

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