Arbor Day will be celebrated on April 25th this year and 70 Fourth Graders in Chadron will
take a tree home to plant in their neighborhood. The kids will become members of Fourth Grade Foresters.
“This project is made possible because community business people like the Chadron Lions Club covered the cost of each of the individually packaged evergreen trees, so that there is no cost to the students, the teachers, the school, or the taxpayer,” Debra Ersch, Cofounder of the Fourth Grade Foresters Project stated. “It’s a wonderful way to show support for the community, education and the environment.”
Fourth Grade Foresters USA was created to provide a simple and inexpensive way for any individual, business or organization to send the 4th Grade students at an elementary school home with a tree of their own to plant and care for. Each fourth grader receives an individually packaged 12”-18” evergreen tree seedling packaged by workers with disabilities. Now tree planting is even more important than ever. Trees take carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere and clean
the air we breathe. Planting trees is a simple, inexpensive and easy way to improve the community.