MEDINA, Ohio — In celebration of Arbor Day, a group of volunteers gathered to plant 200 trees at the Kuehn-Todd Conservation. The Medina Early Childhood PTA (MECPTA) organized the event as a way for children and their families to give back to the community, and learn about nature in the process.While young children and their parents planted seedling, MECPTA voluntary philanthropy coordinator Alaina Rutledge said the event was a way to plant seeds of community service in the students as well. “All those ash trees were removed from the tree lawns and replaced this year, so (the students) had some concern about the trees being removed in their neighborhood,” Rutledge said. “We thought this would be a good way for them to learn to give back and sort of be the change and teach them that they can do something positive.”Since many Ash Trees had been removed from the parks, the group worked with Medina City Parks to find out which trees they should plant that would be resistant to invasive species. Arborists also came to the event to help teach young students about the importance of the trees.“We are excited that they have selected to partner with the City… Read full this story
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