|Center: CHS Science Teacher Robert Downs, Director of the Environmental Program from Widener University Dr. Kathy Hornberger and Representatives from the PA Horticultural Society|
|Chester High School Students|
In the spring of this year, Science Teacher Robert Downs, Chester High School students, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Widener University planted 35 trees to celebrate Earth Day. They were back again today to re-plant 10 trees. Robert Downs said the reasons for replacing the trees were “due to environmental stress, record drought, heat, and one of the driest and hottest summer on record caused the trees to die.” A grant from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in conjunction with Widener University afforded the school to replace the 10 trees.
For further information link to the article written in April from delcotimes.com: Chester Students Plant Trees (with video) http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2010/04/28/news/doc4bd7a507aef75036415848.txt