Shade for children

Northside Elementary School students help David Sears, Arkansas Forestry Commission Ranger II, plant a Nuttall oak tree in the school playground. Along with Sears, Alison Litchy, Urban Forestry Program coordinator; John Pressgrove, Urban Forestry representative; David Oaks, District 3 Forester; Robert Floyd, County Forester; and David Sears Ranger II helped students plant two Nuttall oaks, two Autumn Blaze maples and one October Glory maple. Pressgrove said Northside given the trees under the Shade Trees on Playgrounds Program (STOP) because the only tree on the playground, had been removed leaving no trees to shade the children and teachers. Ed Galucki