JOPLIN, MO.--- An area university will soon have more shade for the students. Biology students at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin celebrated Earth Day by planting dozens of trees. They planted 80 seedlings around the biology pond and in empty fields around the buildings. Six different species of trees were planted. Organizers say it teaches students a valuable lesson about the environment.
"Just the importance of trees did every single year. We need to repopulate those as well. When we have trees that are landscaped, adding to that landscape with trees," said Teresa Boman, MSSU Biology.
Students spent two hours planting trees all throughout the campus.
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