Northside Elementary School students and staff pose around the new Yoshino Cherry Tree. Also photoed are Vance Vonche of Keep Polk Beautiful, Denise Croker, of the Georgia Forestry Commission, Robbie Rokovitz, Cedartown City Manager and "Princess" the Northside Elementary School Mascot. (Jake Carter/thepolkfishwrap.com)
Denise Croker and Smoky the Bear visit students in the Northside Gym Friday. (Jake Carter/thepolkfishwrap.com)
Students plant the new Cherry tree in front of Northside Elementary Friday afteroon. (Jake Carter/thepolkfishwrap.com)
Northside students Reagan and Sara Ann pose with "Princess" the Northside Elementary mascot. Arbor day was Princess's first official assembly. (Jake Carter/thepolkfishwrap.com)
Northside Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day Friday afternoon with an assembly in the school gym and the planting of a Yoshino Cherry Tree outside on school grounds.
Students read poetry and were treated to a visit by Smoky Bear and Denise Croker from the Georgia Forestry Commission. Croker spoke with the children on the value of trees as a renewable resources as well as how many products are made from trees.
"My favorite is M&M's," Croker said. "They're made out of Cocoa which comes from trees."
The Tree was donated to the school by Home Depot.