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Town of Manlius, village of Fayetteville awarded 2013 Tree Cities

Municipalities held Arbor Day celebrations at Fayetteville schools

Preschool children at Creative Environment Day School in Fayetteville each got to take home a seedling to plant on Arbor Day.

Preschool children at Creative Environment Day School in Fayetteville each got to take home a seedling to plant on Arbor Day. Allie Wenner

— The celebration began with a song, sung by third grade students. First graders then read an Arbor Day poem; second graders sang a song and presented facts about the importance of Arbor Day and kindergartners read lines describing trees throughout the seasons. Jennifer Pool, a fourth grade student, stood up and announced that each student would receive his or her own sapling to take home as part of the fourth graders’ tree planting project.

Following the ceremony, the entire student body gathered at the front of the school to watch a tree trimming demonstration.

On April 18, Tom Mullarney, arborist from Bartlett Tree Experts, visited Mott Road to plant three trees on school grounds with kindergarten students. The town of Manlius tree commission donated the trees: a Serbian spruce, a serviceberry and a flowering crab apple.

Each year, the town of Manlius asks a local school to host the Arbor Day celebration. Last year the event took place at F-M’s Fayetteville Elementary School.

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