Hunter Woods, a Dominion Energy forester, tells fifth grade students at Mantua Elementary about the proper way to plant and care for a redbud tree. The students learned about the many benefits of trees through Dominion Energy’s Project Plant it! program.
Fifth graders at Mantua Elementary School in Fairfax gathered outside recently to plant a large redbud tree on the school grounds with foresters from Dominion Energy. The students were enrolled in Project Plant It!, an environmental education program created by Dominion Energy to teach children about the role of trees in the ecosystem and to give them a free redbud tree seedling of their own. Since 2007, Dominion Energy has distributed 500,000 tree seedlings to participating students in areas served by the company. For more information and to view lesson plans, videos and games about trees, visit www.projectplantit.com or “Like” Project Plant It! on Facebook.