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Local students get green and plant 45 native trees

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
  • Catclaw
  • Acacia,
  • Ironwood Tree
  • Velvet Mesquite
  • Netleaf Hackberry

The trees are said to benefit the local bird population as well as providing scientific research and study.

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.

Julia Leon

Julia Leon

Julia is a Digital Content Producer at News 4 Tucson. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
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