Elementary students celebrate Arbor Day

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Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – Spring is officially here and trees all around the valley are starting to bloom making it the perfect time to celebrate Arbor Day.

Thursday afternoon students at Shelledy Elementary, had an opportunity to learn about the holiday first hand by planting a tree. Various city officials including Fruita Mayor Lori Buck, were on hand to watch the kids plant the tree. The mayor also read an Arbor Day proclamation to the students.

"well trees are a good resource and they give us oxygen but another way you can look at it is they just make a good scenery," says Spencer Hurt, a 5th grader at Shelledy Elementary.

The students named their new Sunburst Honey Locust tree, Kevin. Once the tree was planted the students sang happy birthday to Kevin. Students at Loma and Rim-Rock Elementary also planted trees at their schools.