Arbor Day celebrated at KCS

The weather was clear and relatively warm for Kent Center School’s Arbor Day tree-planting on April 29. Photo by Jos Spelbos

KENT — Kent Center School was tree-rific on Friday, April 29, when students at the elementary school celebrated national Arbor Day.

The day was full of tree-centric events, including lessons about Birdsey Northrup, the Kent resident who was responsible for starting Connecticut’s Arbor Day in 1886.

In 1895, Northrup also persuaded Japan to start its own Arbor Day.

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