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Trees support student success

Recent study suggests planting trees at schools improve academic performance for middle school students. Trees within 250m (273 yds) of the school provided views outside the classroom windows (and added bonus, within walking distance to use for study). Past research had shown high school students scores improved, so this is exciting new information to support what we have surmised. I would also go on to suggest that a diversity of trees with colors, textures, shapes and sizes adds interest to look at and features to study hands on. As my son would tell, it was his favorite part of his middle school experience. Teachers let the students go for walks, host PE class, and do their studies in the wetlands/woodland. Let's start planting more trees!

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