Tree Lafayette celebrates Arbor Day


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – More than 200 volunteers helped plant 70 trees at Glen Acres Elementary School Saturday morning as part of Tree Lafayette’s Arbor Day.

A variety of tree species were planted by 4-H members, Boy and Girl Scout troops and community members. Trees were put around the school, as well as along the trail toward Munger Park during the annual event.

Tree Lafayette has planted trees throughout Greater Lafayette for the past 21 years.

Luis Ojeda, a fourth-grader and student council president at Glen Acres, was one of several students who helped out.

He said it was a good feeling to know that he could come back years from now with fellow students to see the fruits of their labor.

“It feels like an honor. To plant a tree in my own school, and to be able to come visit it, to recognize it, it feels good,” said Ojeda.

Activities for children and workshops were held following tree planting inside the school. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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