Arbor Day in Groveport

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
Groveport city workers put the finishing touches on the planting of a Red Point Maple tree on the playground of Groveport Elementary. The tree, which can grow to a height of 45 feet, was planted at the school in honor of Arbor Day. An Ivory Silk Lilac tree was also planted at Blacklick Park in honor of the Groveport City Councilwoman Jan Stoots.
Groveport Mayor Lance Westcamp read a proclamation about the meaning of Arbor Day to Groveport Elementary third graders on May 3. A box of red delicious apples awaits as a treat for the kids.
Groveport Elementary third graders place handfuls of dirt around the Red Point Maple as Groveport city worker John Detty looks on.
Photo courtesy of Cristy Duckworth
Unfortunately, Mother Nature had her own plans for Arbor Day and rain showers forced the third graders at Glendening Elementary to hold their Arbor Day event inside their school’s gym. Pictured here is Groveport Police Sgt. Josh Short talking with some of the students. A Red Point Maple tree will be planted at the school. It is believed the oldest tree in Groveport is on the grounds of Glendening Elementary.
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