White Oak trees will be planted in yards all over Macon courtesy of the Macon Flower and Garden Club and the Missouri Department of Conservation.
On Friday, March 5, Flower and Garden Club President Linda Farmer and member Millie Matz delivered 105 wrapped White Oak saplings to fourth grade classes at Macon R-I Elementary School.
Every year around Arbor Day, the club presents a young tree to each fourth grade student. The type of tree varies from year to year.
"Our club has been giving out trees for close to 30 years," said Linda.
The ladies told the students that the first Arbor Day was started in Nebraska City, Nebraska on April 10, 1872 by J. Sterling Morton.
The kids were told facts about the White Oak and instructions on how to plant and care for their young trees.
"I have several trees planted in my yard that have been given to me by the Flower and Garden Club," said 4-C teacher Susan Emmanuel