Lakeland Students Plant Saplings, Work on Beautification Project

Students help plant saplings, reseed grassy areas and construct new planting boxes.

celebrated Earth Day this past weekend by planting more than 30 saplings, reseeding grassy areas and constructing new planting boxes. 

Tech teachers Brian Smith and Ed Becker with the help of students constructed planting boxes to provide a permanent landscape element to preserve new grass planted in front of LCBMS. Administrators, staff, students and Girl Scout troop 1275 planted the new trees, perennials and flowers last Saturday.

Materials for the planting boxes were donated by Home Depot through the efforts of a Lakeland Copper Beech parent and all plants, trees and other natural materials were donated by parents. A percentage of the trees were donated by the Department of Environmental Conservation.  

Our fine feathered friends were not forgotten. Mr. Yanoti’s wife and daughters were pitching in and made pine cone and seed bird feeders to hang in the trees.

Copper Beech staff and students have for many years now studied and put to practice ‘being green.’ Located throughout the property you will see many planting beds and compost stations. Consumer Studies teacher, Christine Connors, works with students in the gardens and incorporates this into her course work. During nice weather you can see individual classes utilizing the grassy areas for quiet instruction and reading. Receptacles have been located throughout the building for years and recycling has become second nature for staff and students. 

Pictured are Frank Yanoti, 7th Grade Assistant Principal and Chris Cummings, 8th Grade Assistant Principal.

Efforts to continue planting and upgrading the open space will continue.


Thank you to Mary Farrell Murphy for providing this information. If you have an accomplishment you'd like to announce, put it on Patch by clicking here


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