Students at Northwestern State University Middle Lab School have learned about the positive impact trees have on the environment, as well as techniques for proper planting and care of trees. They joined the Northwestern State ground crew in planting a live oak tree in front of the school. The tree is one of dozens planted along Tarleton Drive that will eventually form a scenic route. The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students selected to participate were those who received Principal Ben LaGrone's Round Table Award for the first nine weeks of school. "Tree Campus USA" was all part of Northwestern State's green initiatives aimed at promoting a healthy student body, campus and community.