Baton Rouge Green will be planting trees as well as educational seeds at three local schools with hundreds of local school children Friday, Louisiana Arbor Day.

The schools—two private and one public—had all recently contacted Baton Rouge Green staff in hopes of getting involved with the non-profit organization and sharing its mission with their students, according to a news release.

Arbor Day, a nationally-celebrated observance that promotes tree planting and care, is celebrated annually by the non-profit organization.

Baton Rouge Green will share a lesson about the value of the urban forest with the students prior to planting two trees with students at each school. The Arbor Day school planting day will launch at Most Blessed Sacrament Early Learning Center, 8033 Baringer Road, with the addition of two sweetbay magnolias to the school’s playground. Then Baton Rouge Green will travel to Country Day School, 4455 North Blvd., where two sweetbay magnolias will also be planted on that school’s playground. The plantings will conclude at Sherwood Middle School, 1020 Marlbrook St., where Junior Beta Club members will assist with the planting of two Southern sugar maples in front of the school.

Baton Rouge Green is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the community to conserve, plant and sustain trees and greenspaces.

For more information about Baton Rouge Green call (225) 381.0037.