Through an environmental education partnership with Dominion Energy, students at Lovettsville Elementary school planted a dogwood tree — the state tree of Virginia — on Thursday to celebrate Arbor Day.

Students and teachers presented a short program to attendees from Dominion Energy’s Forestry Department as well as WUSA9 meteorologist Howard Bernstein.

“You will remember this moment,” said Bernstein. “It’s always exciting to plant a tree and the colors will be great,” he said.

Led by their teacher, Laura Robic, the kindergartners sang and read poems about the importance of trees to the environment. One student was dressed as the Lorax, a character from the Dr. Seuss book, The Lorax.

The program marked 15 years of Dominion Energy’s Project Plant It education program which travels to schools and teaches students about the benefits of trees and pollinators.

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