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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Pottorf Elementary School and Dunbar Middle School students celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting

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FORT MYERS, FL (Apr. 23, 2019) – The City of Fort Myers Parks Division is helping students from Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School and Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School plant trees in celebration of Arbor Day. The first tree planting will take place on Thursday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School, 4600 Challenger Boulevard, Fort Myers. There will be a classroom discussion of the value of trees prior to a live oak tree planting on the school grounds.

On Friday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m., students from Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School, located at 4750 Winkler Ave, Fort Myers, will also participate in an Arbor Day discussion and tree planting sponsored by the city. In addition, City employees will give a lesson on tree care and maintenance and answer questions from students as they get hands-on experience.

As a “Tree City USA,” the City of Fort Myers is committed to preserving our community’s green resources. The city maintains 39 public parks with more than 323 acres of greenspace for the enjoyment of our residents and visitors.

“It’s wonderful to see kids get excited about the environment and tree care,” said JB Schuetz, Manager, Parks Division. “The students get to dig in the dirt and learn important environmental stewardship lessons that can last a lifetime,” remarked Schuetz.

For more information, please contact JB Schuetz at 239-321-7591 or

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