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Trees will shade St. Teresa school playground

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Students will now have a cooler place to play at one Albany school. 50 adult and student volunteers were at Saint Teresa's Catholic School at 8:00 AM Saturday morning to plant 52 trees around the playground area.

The trees came from a $7,000 grant from the Georgia Forestry Commission. Volunteers hope the trees will provide students with some much needed shade.

"With the playground there is really no shade for the kids. And temperatures on the playground equipment can get up to 100 degrees in those warm Georgia summers. We have several trees that will be huge in a few years," said Linda Groarke.

Both teachers and students have received training regarding the importance of trees and water recycling. And those students will be creating a water recycling system to care for the trees.

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