ROSEBURG, Ore. -- More than 20 elementary students got their hands dirty Wednesday after planting trees around Umpqua Community College.
Students from Maple Corner Montessori School planted a variety of maple tree saplings around their building, which sits on the UCC campus.
Teachers said all the saplings were donated by a parent. UCC maintenance workers were responsible for getting the grounds ready for the students. Teachers said they wanted to students to specifically plant maple trees because it aligns with their school’s name.
“The connection to nature and the connection to the school,” said Leanne Jorgensen, the head of the school. “Being a part of the school that they’re going to grow up in and being able to watch the trees grow as they grow.”
Jorgenson said Maple Corner has been functioning as a private pre-kindergarten through fourth grade private school on the UCC campus for the last year.