Milton students assigned saplings for Arbor Day

The City of Milton helped Summit Hill Elementary School celebrate Arbor Day Friday, donating $420 to purchase 830 saplings students will plant on public property. Milton firefighters joined Summit Hill staff and parents Friday handing out red buds, maples and oaks to students as they boarded buses home.

Lynn Tully, Milton director of community development, said the money comes from Milton's Tree Recompense Fund, which developers pay into when they remove trees that cannot be replanted on their property. The money goes to greenery on public land. Students and their parents have been given maps detailing public property and a planting guide created by City Arborist Mark Law.