Centre students plant fruit trees

Centre High School agriculture students and FFA members planted 14 fruit trees Friday. There were three each of cherry, pear, peach, and plum trees, planted south of the metals shop. Only two of the three apple trees ordered were shipped.

At the end of the school year, the horticulture class researched which fruit trees would be best suited to the area and what fruit tree diseases are common to Kansas. They selected varieties for disease resistance and self-pollination. All of the trees are semi-dwarf trees.

Those who assisted with digging, planting, and mulching were Cassidy Hill, Nellie Kassebaum, Kristin Vinduska, Carissa Shields, Greg Oborny, Thomas Trieb, and teacher Laura Klenda.

The school received funds for the trees through a farm to school grant from the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

 

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