Students Beautify Wilkes-Barre with Trees

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WILKES-BARRE – Just in time for Earth Day, some students in Luzerne County spent the morning planting trees.

Six horticulture students from the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center (Wilkes-Barre Area CTC) planted 24 Honey Locust trees in Coals Steet Park Thursday morning.

Freshmen to junior-year students planted bare-root trees, which are more cost-efficient and have a better chance of surviving.

Students spent about five or six hours studying material about these trees before they began planting them.

This is phase one of the project; more plantings are coming this fall with another variety of tree.