Ms. Trisha Kraker, a Kulanu special education teacher, and her students celebrated Earth Day by planting a tree in Kulanu’s Center for Special Services side yard. As a class, they have been studying the benefits of trees to our environment. The students have learned that trees are a necessary part of life since they provide us fresh air to breathe, provide shade when it is hot outside and our best natural resource for making a variety of everyday items. The students worked collaboratively to plant the beautiful Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree. Max, a student who is graduating this year stated, “Digging through the soil and rocks was hard work, but a lot of fun.” Kulanu students and staff plan to plant another tree next year and are eager to watch their first tree grow.