Students learn about trees at delayed Arbor Day event


Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Karly Danielson, right, rounds up her second-grade class as they prepare to return to school after spending time potting trees in small plastic containers Monday at Pepin Park in Havre.

More than 300 second-graders from around the area attended Havre's week-late Arbor Day event Monday at Simon Pepin Memorial Park, to learn about planting trees and take home their own tree to plant at home.

"The whole idea is helping our community," former Havre Parks and Recreations Director and Task Force for Urban Reforestation member Dave Wilson said. "... The whole thing is that trees make our environment more pleasant and much more enjoyable to live in. They provide so many things that it's hard to give all those things to the kids."

He added that it is a good program, nothing fanc...

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