Park Elementary students help Casper City plant trees

Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 7:20 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Three new trees are planted at City Park thanks to the help of a group of Park Elementary school students.

Beth Andress, the Casper Community Relations Coordinator, said the city is replacing the old Cottonwood trees with an Ash tree, an Ohio Buckeye and Texas Buckeye.

“We had been watching them die for 10 years. Removing them helped us to plant younger ones,” Andress said.

The City of Casper hosted these students. Arborists taught them facts about the trees while they planted them.

Students also buried names of 60 loved ones community members lost and want to remember. These names were gathered from community submissions.

Andress hopes these students remember this project for a long time. “They can say to their kids hey I planted that tree. They can come back year after year and see something they did,” Andress said.

These new trees will help with the diversity of the trees in City Park.

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