A place of peace for trees and children in North Canaan

Students helped to mulch the American Sycamore that was planted for Arbor Day at North Canaan Elementary School. Photo by Cordelia Schiller

NORTH CANAAN — If you plant a tree every year for 30 years, how many trees will you have? 

Tom Zetterstrom posed this question to the students of North Canaan Elementary School as they gathered in front of the school for Arbor Day on Friday afternoon, May 24. It felt like a trick question, but the answer was, in fact, 30. 

Thirty trees of different species surround the school, one for every past Arbor Day. This year, an American Sycamore was planted. 

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