They were then disbursed to various locations around the city including Founders Park, Gill Park, the downtown area, River Park Square, Webster Rec. Center, and the Yellow River bank in the area of Randolph Street and Magnetic Park.
The kids learned the proper way to determine the depth and width of a hole needed to plant a tree, how to make sure the tree is straight by before back filling and why mulch is important and the proper way to much around a tree.
Saturday’s event was a joint celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day. Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council read the history of each day. Mayor Senter explained that being designated a Tree City USA community requires the planting of trees each year and a proclamation by the mayor. It also required the creation of the Plymouth Tree and Flower Committee which has been working for more than two years to make improvements to the city.
The Mayor’s Youth Council took time to thank the Plymouth Kiwanis Club, the Recycling Depot of Marshall County, Republic Services and especially Jamie Paschke, Yoder’s Sports Center, Martin’s Supermarket, Price’s Nursery, the Plymouth Park Department and Street Department, and the City’s Tree and Flower Committee.