First designated Redbud City of Oklahoma over 60
years ago, there’s little doubt the city of Shawnee will retain that
title in the future, thanks to a wonderful program from the
Beautification Committee of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce. They make
sure each third grade student in the public school system receives a
small Eastern Redbud tree to plant at home.
It’s exciting to see the lovingly tended trees
rapidly grow taller each year, much like the kids who planted them.
Help comes in the form of a booklet, “How to Care for My Baby Redbud
Tree,” written by the committee and illustrated by a high school
Now entering its fourth year, the tree-planting program not
only adds to Shawnee’s beauty, it is an effective living lesson in tree
stewardship for a very important audience. For creatively tieing
beautification to broader ecological knowledge through its program for
third graders, THE SHAWNEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE IS GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA, ITS KIDS AND ITS STATE TREE!
Posted on 05/01/2002
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under