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EDUCATION
May 13, 2012
Potomac Heights Elementary School kindergarten students planted a dogwood tree in front of the school in honor of Arbor Day on April 26. The tree was donated by the owners of Antietam Tree & Turf, Roger, Edith, Randy and Anita Finn. The Finns discussed the importance of planting trees and the proper technique for planting, and assisted the students in the planting. The Finns also presented each kindergarten student with a hard hat and an environmental bag filled with stickers, coloring books and planting instructions.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS and WANDA T. WILLIAMS | April 8, 2005
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Thursday was a day of tree planting at Hagerstown City Park. Karina Wilkinson, 5, was one of the kindergartners at the city's annual Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony. After setting aside a blue plastic shovel she used to lump dirt over a sapling's roots, she explained her thoughts on tree planting. "I get to water them, and you get to dig dirt. ... It's so much fun," Wilkinson said. Wilkinson's classmates, as well as students from South Hagerstown High School and sister city school students from Wesel, Germany, helped plant 12 red maple trees and a state official gave Hagerstown an award for the city's efforts to maintain trees.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | April 1, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- It was no April Fool's Day joke when each Washington County third-grader was given a tree seedling to take home and plant to commemorate Arbor Day. The gift came from the Washington County Forest Conservancy District Board, also known as the Washington County Forestry Board (WCFB). Arbor Day was established in 1872 as a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care, according to the WCFB. Maryland celebrates Arbor Day on the first Wednesday of April each year.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | April 3, 2008
HAGERSTOWN --Second-grader Julian Ford said he felt patriotic as he grabbed a shovel and helped plant a tree Wednesday during the City of Hagerstown's annual Arbor Day celebration at Hamilton Run Trail. "It feels pretty good," he said. "It's helping our country. I think trees absorb something like carbon dioxide so we can breathe. " Julian joined about 100 other people, including many of his classmates from Potomac Heights Elementary School, to attend the Arbor Day festivities.
NEWS
May 18, 1997
By JENNYLYNN BROWN Staff Writer CLEAR SPRING - Arbor Day may have come and gone, but for Clear Spring High School students, their teacher and members of the Washington County Forestry Board, the planting season is not over. On Friday afternoon, 64 students, including Future Farmers of America members, used class time to plant trees at the Fairview Outdoor Center's arboretum and along parts of Toms Run creek. Freshman Robbie Burleson, 14, said he volunteered because he appreciates nature.
NEWS
April 20, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A redbud tree was planted at the old English Cemetery on Thursday, officially kicking off the fourth annual Redbud Weekend. Mayor Susan J. Webster proclaimed April 19 as Arbor Day in the Town of Bath, and its tree board members, Barbara Campbell and Diana Yost, assisted West Virginia foresters Herb Peddicord and Jennifer Brashears in the tree planting. "We urge all citizens to plant trees," Webster said. Redbud Weekend is sponsored by the Ecology Coalition of Morgan County (ECO)
NEWS
April 1, 2008
Employees and some inmates from the three state prisons south of Hagerstown will be among Maryland Division of Correction personnel who are to plant more than 4,000 trees across Maryland on Wednesday. The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says the Arbor Day observance will launch a campaign by the department to eventually plant 1 million trees across the state. Inmates from Maryland Correctional Enterprises will plant 150 trees at Antietam National Battlefield Wednesday following a ceremony at 8 a.m. At 10 a.m. that day, staff and inmates from the three prisons will hold a brief ceremony before planting trees at Antietam Creek and at the stone house administrative offices next to the Maryland Correctional Institution.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | April 20, 2005
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Trees are to be planted soon in front of the businesses on Washington and Fairfax streets. The tree project is part of the Cool Cities grant the Town of Bath was awarded, said Mayor Susan Webster at the Bath Town Council meeting Tuesday evening. Herb Peddicord, Morgan County Service Forester for the West Virginia Division of Forestry, said 34 trees were ordered from Potomac Farms Nursery in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The Division of Forestry administers the grant, and Peddicord is working with town officials.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 2, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- In the parade were vestal virgins, two guys carrying a long log, people dancing with painted faces and bells on their pants, children and dogs in costume, a woods monster, a green man, the Traveling Wheelbarrows and a guy riding on a chicken. It was May Day in Shepherdstown. "It started in my meadow about 15 years ago," said Laura First, an early organizer of the event. In medieval times, illiterate farm folks tried to protect their planting seasons from evil spirits and the elements with dances.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 20, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MONT ALTO, Pa. - At one time, the arboretum at the Penn State Mont Alto campus numbered more than 1,500 trees. The last count, in 1967, showed that 671 of them were still standing. That number stood until it went up to 674 with the planting of three maple trees this week on the side of Emmanuel Chapel near the entrance to the campus. The three maples - one sugar and two red - were dedicated in a brief ceremony Tuesday in conjunction with the upcoming celebrations of Arbor Day and Earth Day later this month.
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NEWS
August 2, 2013
Anyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation in August with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the foundation's Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member's area, which falls between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees. "Dogwood trees will add color and beauty to your yard throughout the year, with their showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries that attract songbirds in the winter," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the foundation.
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NEWS
July 8, 2013
America's forestland is a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. Through the Replanting Our National Forests campaign, the Arbor Day Foundation will honor each new member who joins in July by planting 10 trees in forests that have been devastated by wildfires, insects and disease. The cost for joining the foundation is a $10 donation. America's national forests face enormous challenges, including unprecedented wildfires that have left a backlog of more than 1 million acres in need of replanting.
LIFESTYLE
May 31, 2013
The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The booklet, “What Tree Is That?” is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. The booklet is an easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species. Nature lovers and professional arborists alike have called the pocket field guide one of the most user-friendly resources to have.
NEWS
April 26, 2013
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive “Conservation Trees,” a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos and easily-understood descriptions, by making a $3 donation to the foundation this month. To receive the  booklet, send a $3 check along with your name and address to: “Conservation Trees,” Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or order online at arborday.org/conservationtrees .
NEWS
April 5, 2013
National Arbor Day is Friday, April 26, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the Foundation in April and receive 10 shade trees. By joining the foundation in April, new members receive the following trees: red oak, sugar maple, weeping willow, baldcypress, thornless honeylocust, pin oak, river birch, tuliptree, silver maple and red maple. The trees are part of the foundation's Trees for America campaign. "These trees provide shade in the summer and gorgeous colors throughout the fall," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the foundation.
NEWS
February 6, 2013
Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone in Maryland who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.  The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign. The Tree City USA program has supported community forestry throughout the country for more than 35 years. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions.
EDUCATION
May 13, 2012
Potomac Heights Elementary School kindergarten students planted a dogwood tree in front of the school in honor of Arbor Day on April 26. The tree was donated by the owners of Antietam Tree & Turf, Roger, Edith, Randy and Anita Finn. The Finns discussed the importance of planting trees and the proper technique for planting, and assisted the students in the planting. The Finns also presented each kindergarten student with a hard hat and an environmental bag filled with stickers, coloring books and planting instructions.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 2, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- In the parade were vestal virgins, two guys carrying a long log, people dancing with painted faces and bells on their pants, children and dogs in costume, a woods monster, a green man, the Traveling Wheelbarrows and a guy riding on a chicken. It was May Day in Shepherdstown. "It started in my meadow about 15 years ago," said Laura First, an early organizer of the event. In medieval times, illiterate farm folks tried to protect their planting seasons from evil spirits and the elements with dances.
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