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500 trees for the Million Tree Project

MR Frank was the restaurant we were eating at that very night. While waiting for the food to come, I explained to my dad what the Roots and Shoots Million Tree Project was about. My dad was engrossed by the project. He asked loads of questions. Thankfully, I could answer the questions because Mr Flesher had told me all about the Million Tree Project last year when our Girl Scout troop planted a tree for Earth Day.

Hands sweating, legs twitching, I asked my dad if he would buy 500 trees. I asked him because I really felt strongly about the trees and I secretly wanted to go to Inner Mongolia.

I really wanted to help Mr Flesher and the others because they have been working so long and hard for this project. Gazing at him, I hoped he would. He said yes! I was so happy I could help Inner Mongolia. Then my father asked why that many trees. I felt a shiver go down my back. "Because that is how much I love you and more!" I replied just to make something up. But still, it is true I love him that much.

When I am 16 or older, I really want to see the plantation and if possible help out. I think I would always remember that experience. I think I would enjoy seeing "my" trees being enjoyed and cared for. For me to work with the trees/environment is such a delight, I think it is so important to help our world for the next group of people, so they will be able to see the world in good shape.

Article by Camryn Litjens, Grade 5 student from SCIS


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