TUCSON –Local students are bringing life to their campus.
As part of a three-year grant from Arizona Game and Fish Department and Tucson Audubon Society, students at Sky Islands Public High School started planting 45 trees native to the area on Thursday.
The 45 native species trees include:
- Desert willow
- Ironwood Tree
- Velvet Mesquite
- Netleaf Hackberry
The trees are said to benefit the local bird population as well as providing scientific research and study.
Students at Sky Islands Public High School’s Restoration Ecology Class started planting 45 trees native to the region early this morning. The school received a three-year grant from the Arizona Game and Fish Department & Tucson Audubon Society to carry out this project. pic.twitter.com/thAIo6yLiq
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According to a news release, over 200 trees have been planted on the campus since the high school took residency six years ago.
Thursday’s event was part of the second phase of the project.