Jacoby Creek School Kids Plant 150 Trees

Roy Bergstrom of Six Rivers National Forest explains how to determine a tree's size and age.

Jacoby Creek School Students Learn Trees and Then Plant 150 Trees

On Thursday, April 15, Jacoby Creek Charter School fifth and sixth grade students participated in Project Learning Tree, a nationwide program developed by the American Forest Foundation.  At the Jacoby Creek School nature area members of the Six Rivers National Forest instructed approximately 100 students about trees using four separate “learning stations.” The students learned about how to identify a tree or plant; how a tree grows and what it must compete with; how to determine how big and old a tree is; and how to plant a tree.  Then the kids went out into the field to help the City of Arcata plant 150 alder trees along a portion of Jacoby Creek.  Their efforts are part of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife grant that has helped the City restore three acres of riparian habitat adjacent to Jacoby Creek.  Thanks to all the students and teachers at Jacoby Creek School for all their hard work and their interest in trees, riparian areas and our local forests.

For more information, contact the Environmental Services Department at (707) 822-8184 or email eservices@cityofarcata.org.