For Immediate Release – April 27, 2007
Haymarket, VA – April 27, 2007 – The students of J.W. Alvey Elementary and SavATree’s Duane Richardson commemorated Arbor Day on Friday, April 27 by planting a cherry tree on school grounds in memory of local citizens affected by cancer.
“This event is very humbling to me,” says Richardson, “This isn’t just a tree planting, it represents much more than that. We all know someone who has, or who has been affected by, cancer.” Richardson added, “It’s my hope that this tree will serve as both a memorial of the loved ones we’ve lost, and a pillar of strength for these kids and for those currently battling cancer.”
The students at Alvey Elementary School also learned about the importance of trees and how they contribute more than just good looks to the Haymarket, VA community. Richardson explained, “Trees play an important role in producing oxygen and reducing carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere. They help prevent erosion, provide shade and cooling effects in the summer and help reduce the chill of winter winds.” He added, “Trees also support wildlife, and of course, there are an endless number of uses for wood.”
Prior to Richardson’s visit, the students were asked to submit questions about trees to the arborist. The answers were included in the educational part of the Arbor Day celebration. Students were also treated to “Junior Arborist” goody bags.
For more information about the ongoing effort to fight cancer and learn how you can help, visit the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. For more information about Arbor Day and the value of trees, visit www.arborday.org.
About SavATree: SavATree has been providing environmentally sensible tree service, shrub care and integrated lawn care to residents, businesses and historic properties for over 20 years. SavATree is accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and currently operates in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and Washington D.C. Industry certified arborists provide clients with expertise in tree care and help clients maintain a healthy, safe and beautiful landscape. SavATree’s services include tree pruning, disease diagnosis, tree removal, insect and mite treatments, organic lawn care, all-nutrient lawn care and more. For more information, please contact us.
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