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Update December 6:
Live 5 News was there and has a fun little video. One kid said: "they're important 'cause they can give us lots of supplies like paper." Cute.
Before you go chop down a Christmas tree, come out to celebrate why trees are so lovely and important to us.
Here's e-mailed details from the city:
Please join Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., the Department of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability, and the second grade class of Buist Academy for a celebration of Arbor Day on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 1 PM in front of 75 Calhoun Street. The theme for this year’s Arbor Day celebration is 'One Tree Makes a Difference.'
As part of the Arbor Day celebration, a deciduous Elm tree has been placed in a large planter in front of 75 Calhoun and has been decorated with green ribbons containing messages from the second graders explaining why trees are important to them.
Note: Arbor Day dates vary from state to state. Technically in South Carolina it's the first day of December.