Along with about half of the other states in the country, Arbor Day was Friday, April 26.
To celebrate the day, students at Wilson Middle School in Moline planted a tree on campus.
Students helped dig the hole for a 300-pound Autumn Blaze Maple Tree. Kids also helped spread mulch around the outside of the building.
“It’s a great day to be outside,” said eighth grade student, Matt McNaught. “I love being outside anyways, but it’s always great when you get to be a part of something big. Especially like helping nature, helping save the Earth.”
After the tree was set in the ground, students raised an Arbor Day flag.