Seventy-five kindergarten students at Joe Henderson Elementary School planted twenty-two trees on their campus as a part of a campus forestry initiative co-sponsored by the Benicia Tree Foundation (BTF) and the Benicia Unified School District (BUSD).
Henderson School Principal Carin Garton, three Kindergartner teachers, and more than a dozen parents supported the students’ efforts.
“Most of the trees that were planted were twice as tall as the students who planted them,” said Wolfram Alderson, BTF Executive Director. “It is quite impressive to see these young people take on a demanding task that to the casual observer may seem beyond their ability.
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