HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Arborists and other environmental advocates are planting a tree near the state Capitol in Hartford to celebrate Arbor Day.
The Connecticut Tree Protective Association on Friday will plant a northern red oak, a classic tree from the eastern U.S. known for its strong wood and its acorns. A ceremony is scheduled at 10 a.m.
The association is also scheduled to present awards to the winners of a poster contest for fifth graders from across Connecticut. More than 100 students submitted a poster of their favorite tree. One winner will be selected from each of the state’s eight counties.
The Connecticut Tree Protective Association is a non-profit educational organization composed of over 800 arborists and others who advance the care of the state’s trees.
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