Governor Pawlenty has declared September 16th, 2010 "Green for Life Day" in Minnesota.
To help commemorate the day, students at Jefferson Elementary helped to plant a 7 foot tree on the northwest corner of the school and the Minnesota Nursury Landscape Association was happy to help.
The association planted 100 trees at schools around the state on Thursday. Nick Sargent of Sargent's Nursury says trees are not only good for the environment, they're good for educating students about the environment as well.
"Trees are very important to our natural world and they clean the air," says Sargent. "They make homes more energy efficient, are a big industrial resource for our state and do great things for the world.
Sargent also says the more kids you can get involved in planting trees, the better we'll all be.