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Arbor Day

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(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Union County Freeholder Deborah Scanlon (back R) works with (from left) Jennifer Speckhart, Mikaela Robes and Victoria Bentancur, fourth-graders at the St. James School in Springfield, as the students learn how to properly plant and care for trees at the Williams Nursery in Westfield in honor of Arbor Day. They are joined by their teacher Michelle Cino (back L) and Principal Patricia Dolansky. The seminar for area students is operated by the Union County Shade Tree Commission annually in celebration of Arbor Day. The County of Union provided free trees to schools that have applied for them.  For more information about the program, please visit