Students to plant trees at mining site to observe Arbor Day

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Students at some eastern Kentucky schools will plant trees at a mine site next week in observance of Arbor Day.

A statement from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says students from Millard, Elkhorn City, Dorton and Shelby Valley will plant hardwood seedlings on mined lands on April 26. The event will take place at a Premier Elkhorn Coal Company surface mine operation in Pike County.

The statement says the event is a collaboration among entities including Premier Elkhorn, the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources, the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative, the American Chestnut Foundation and the state Division of Forestry.

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