Beecher Road School celebrates Artsweek each year in May and this year, in our 15th Year, our theme is TREES. Richard Lewis from Woodbridge Estate Care helped make this year extra special generously donating his time by removing a dead White Oak on the South End of the school and repurposing the trunk by making it into a bench! He also planted a Weeping Purple Fountain Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) and used the wood chips from the Oak as mulch under the new tree. Additionally, he removed another dead tree near the North Entrance of the school and planted a second Weeping Purple Fountain Beech Tree there. Our kindergarten students excitedly watched the installation of the trees while learning about caring for them. Along with their teachers and families they will help “care” for the new trees by making sure they have plenty of water over the hot summer months as they become established. We will take another class picture when these children are 6th Graders to show how much they and the trees have grown. Please visit the school campus to see these newly planted trees and this one-of-a-kind bench as well as the school wide art installation of Beecher Family Tree Leaves. Please join the PTO and Beecher Road School in recognizing the generosity of this incredible gift from Richard Lewis and his wonderful Woodbridge Estate Care Team!