The story continues...
A very wet fall prevented us from working in the arboretum until November. Our first task was to do a "walk-through" to pick up the debris that had found its way into our arboretum over the summer and new school year.
We each had a turn at digging fence posts to begin marking and dedicating our trees.
The first of a new crop of trees was hand planted by the students of Mr. Ghere and Mrs. Brachbill.
Finally on November 22nd, Don Higgins brought six large trees and helped us plant them with his tree spade.
Students then began the work of collecting data for each of the new trees.
At the same time, they remeasured the trees that were planted in the spring to update and compare the data.
Finally students began the work of researching each new variety of tree. At least sixteen new trees will be added to the list of trees on our flora online project. Information about each tree's habitat, leaf, bark, fruit, seed, and flower will be included.