Fifty trees were planted on the campus of an elementary school in Bountiful on Friday morning as part of an effort to develop an outdoor learning space.
The trees planted at Meadowbrook Elementary School are native to Utah, said a Davis School District official.
Officials said the school was chosen because of “the continued effort to create a sustainable outdoor learning space after several dying trees were removed along the school fence.”
The Meadowbrook Student Council and Multicultural Club received assistance from the Chevron Salt Lake Refinery, Tree Utah, the Davis Education Foundation and volunteers from Young Caring for the Young.
A tree planting project was first proposed to the school district by representatives from Chevron.
Chevron representatives contacted the Davis School District with the idea of ”providing services to a school with a tree planting project.”
School district members said representatives from Tree Utah also held “Tree Talks” for classes as they watched the effort unfold from the school’s playground.
“TreeUtah is grateful to be working with partners like the Davis School District and Chevron to plant trees in this outdoor classroom that will provide refreshing shade and other student and community health benefits for students. generations to come, ”said Amy May, executive director of Tree Utah.