Local Wichita Falls school celebrates Arbor Day - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Local Wichita Falls school celebrates Arbor Day

Local Wichita Falls school celebrates Arbor Day

WICHITA FALLS, TX -

On Thursday, 1st-grade students at Franklin Elementary were given a chance to not only celebrate Arbor Day but learn important facts about trees and the important role they play on this planet. 

Franklin Principal, Angie Betts, went back and forth with the students asking them what facts they know about shrubs. 

The children cited how trees play an important part in providing the planet with oxygen and their ability to provide homes for animals and wildlife.

During one year one single tree can absorb more than 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen in exchange. 

The word "Arbor" is actually Latin for a tree. The holiday itself dates back to 1872 when J. Sterling Morton, who served as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture helped plant one million trees in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day. 

Though the holiday started in America it is now recognized by many foreign countries. 

Copyright 2017 KAUZ All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • US prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting in Cohen probe

    US prosecutors cancel Stormy Daniels meeting in Cohen probe

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-06-25 01:15:00 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-06-25 14:04:51 GMT
    Monday's interview with prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan is in preparation for a possible grand jury appearance as they work to assemble a case against Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, the person said. (Source: CNN)Monday's interview with prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan is in preparation for a possible grand jury appearance as they work to assemble a case against Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, the person said. (Source: CNN)

    Porn actress Stormy Daniels will meet with federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating President Donald Trump's former personal attorney.

    Porn actress Stormy Daniels will meet with federal prosecutors in New York who are investigating President Donald Trump's former personal attorney.

  • Gray Television to buy Raycom Media for $3.6 billion

    Gray Television to buy Raycom Media for $3.6 billion

    Monday, June 25 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-06-25 12:52:20 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-06-25 13:08:26 GMT

    Once combined, the company will have 142 television stations serving 92 markets, making it the third largest television station group in the U.S.

    Once combined, the company will have 142 television stations serving 92 markets, making it the third largest television station group in the U.S.

  • Man crawls out of burning plane in Michigan

    Man crawls out of burning plane in Michigan

    Monday, June 25 2018 7:57 AM EDT2018-06-25 11:57:53 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-06-25 12:04:03 GMT

    Three people were on board, flying to Detroit from Arkansas. The pilot survived, thanks to a witness who pulled him from the plane.

    Three people were on board, flying to Detroit from Arkansas. The pilot survived, thanks to a witness who pulled him from the plane.

Powered by Frankly