Trees are one of nature’s checks and balances. They act as “lungs” for our planet, by absorbing carbon dioxide and breathing out oxygen. Trees also provide food and homes for birds and wildlife, not to mention they make our world beautiful.

In celebration of Earth Day, “Keep Bossier Beautiful” is hosting a number of tree plantings at Bossier Schools. Teams will be visiting fifth graders at Benton, Bossier, Central Park and Stockwell Place Elementary Schools this Thursday and Friday for tree planting ceremonies.

Students will also get a lesson in recycling, the importance of Earth Day and ways they can help our planet.

The welcome mat is out for you to attend as well. We look forward to seeing you at any or all of the following schools:

Thursday, April 19 – 9 a.m. at Stockwell Place Elementary, 5801 Shed Rd.

1 p.m. at Bossier Elementary, 1000 Traffic St.

Friday, April 20 – 10 a.m. at Benton Elementary, 562 Highway 162 in Benton

1:30 p.m. at Central Park, 900 Central Park