Post a tree grows in Pottstown

Thanks to members of Pottstown CARES, a youth organization of students from Pottstown High School, and the Hill School, who  helped improve the environment and add to the aesthetic appeal of the high school landscape. Students and their advisor spent Saturday morning digging holes and planting trees that will become part of a tree garden in front of the high school. School board member Tom Hylton lent a helping hand with the planting  and shared some of his expertise about the role that trees play in improving the quality of air we breathe.

Not all of the student effort was put into digging and planting. Pottstown teacher Robert Decker added to the educational element of this project as several of his students were responsible for surveying the plot of ground and determining proper placement to ensure healthy tree growth. Justin Baker, Pottstown School District Director of Co-Curricular Activities, and one of the advisors of Pottstown CARES was also part of the planting crew. He said I am proud of our students who are making a positive difference in our community.

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