Westgate Celebrates Arbor Day…

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Dannika Harris writes, A lot of people may not have known it was National Arbor Day this past week.

A lot of people may not have known it was National Arbor Day this past week. (April 30th) Our school celebrated it in a big way, by planting 10 new trees. We also had a very special guest, Bob Murphy, the Mayor of Lakewood, who talked to us about the importance of planting trees. After the celebration, I got to sit down with the Mayor of Lakewood and ask him a few questions. Question: Why do you come to schools and talk about trees? Answer: “It’s a great program. Trees are an important part of my life. Trees do so many great things, like comfort, softens a community, provides shade, and have beautiful colors.” Question: What is your favorite tree? Answer: “I like Oak and Maple, but Oak is my favorite, because they are large, stocky, and turn beautiful colors in the Fall.” Mr. Bob Murphy also talked about the program to plant ONE MILLION TREES in Denver and 20 other counties in the next ten years. I did my part by planting a new pine tree compliments of the City of Lakewood. Only 999,999 trees left to go. I would like to thank my school, Westgate, for participating in Arbor Day, Bob Murphy, the Mayor of Lakewood, for taking time out of his busy day and talking to our school, and the wonderful people at the City of Lakewood for giving all us 6th graders a pine tree to help make Colorado a more beautiful state.