LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — To kick off Earth Day weekend, more than 40 third graders from St. Mary's Elementary in Lafayette helped plant a tree.
Friday afternnon, the Tree Lafayette organization invited the students down to Alabama Street in Front of the Tippecanoe County Public Library. Mayor Tony Roswarski lead the students in filling the hole and spreading mulch.
Student Joey Metzger said everyone needs to plant at least one tree this year.
"It helps our environment and it lets us breath fresh air. I liked seeing the mayor and seeing how to plant a tree," Metzger said.
Student Emily Foerg said it's very simple to make the planet a better place to live.
"You have to dig a hole. You have to have shovels and that's pretty much all," Foerg said.
The group planted a Ginkgo Tree along the sidewalk. Tree Lafayette will be out planting more trees next Friday during Arbor Day.