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Tree Planting to Mark Arbor Day for Students
Tree Planting to Mark Arbor Day for Students

City of Las Vegas officials will join a third-grade class from Kay Carl Elementary School and their principal Dr. Robert Bennett to plant a Raywood ash tree.

The ceremony will starti at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 20 in Polly Gonzalez Memorial Park in honor of Arbor Day. The park is located next to the school at 5425 Corbett St., at the corner of West El Campo Grande and North Bradley Road.

Laura Eisenberg, a community forester with the Nevada Division of Forestry, will present the city with a Tree City USA flag. This is the 21st year Las Vegas has earned this recognition from the National Arbor Day Foundation because of the city’s program to care for trees.

Students from teacher Sue Rodrigues’ third-grade class will sing a song and place a time capsule that includes short essays they have written regarding what is happening environmentally in Las Vegas and around the world.

Although Arbor Day was celebrated April 26 this year in Nevada, the children’s celebration has been deferred until May 20 because of scheduling conflicts.

Free brochures regarding tree selection, tree planting and tree care are available to download at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Publications/brochures.htm.

Gonzalez, a former anchor at 8 News Now, died in a car accident near Death Valley in March 2005.