The City of Las Vegas and a third-grade class from Kay Carl Elementary School worked together to plant a tree at a northwest park in honor of Arbor Day.
The students and city officials gathered Monday to plant a tree at Polly Gonzalez Memorial Park, 5425 Corbett Street, at the corner of West El Campo Grande and North Bradley Road.
Besides the Raywood ash tree that was planted, the kids placed a time capsule in the spot that includes short essays from the students about what is happening environmentally in Las Vegas and around the world.
"We had a time capsule where we did research on environmental issues in Las Vegas and Nevada and we planted them so that when we open up the time capsule in 50 or 100 years, they will know exactly the environmental issues of the day," Sue Rodrigues from Carl Elementary School said.
The city has had a program in place since 1950 to plant trees at parks around southern Nevada.