Arbor Day in Augusta – 5th Graders Plant Tree

On April 20th the Augusta Elementary 5th grade students planted a Crabapple tree near the Augusta Library. Information was given about the many trees planted in the Augusta Library Park in past years by previous 5th grade classes. The students wrote essays about their favorite tree.

Augusta has been designated a “Tree City” for nine years. Tree Cities pass a tree care ordinance and maintain a budget to plant, prune and remove park and street trees. Ellen Knoernschild, owner of Centennial Farms in Augusta and long-time member of the Town Board of Trustees, was instrumental in getting Augusta designated as an official Tree City nine years ago. Augusta is the smallest Tree City in Missouri. Plans are in the works to plant trees in the Town Park in the future.

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Augusta Elementary 5th Grade students at the library

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Planting a crabapple tree.

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Ellen Knoernschild at the St. Louis Arbor Day Awards Luncheon.