Laurie city officials and volunteers visited Morgan County R-II South Elementary recently for tree education activities for Arbor Day. Along with an tree-related story read by Pam Folker and an official city proclamation read by Laurie Mayor Allen Kimberling, the Gravois area students heard from forester Lance Bushan with the Missouri Department of Conservation. The students assisted Bushan in planting a redbud tree at the school, and each student also got to take a redbud sapling home. This program was courtesy the City of Laurie as a Tree City USA. photo provided