Kaitlyn Johnson, a fifth grader from Wolfsville Elementary School, was recently selected as one of three winners for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “Trees are great and so are forest products”.

Kaitlyn donated her award to her school. Along with her classmates and representatives on the Frederick County Forestry Board, she planted her award on the school grounds. All fifth graders worked together to plant a swamp white oak, sugar maple, pitch pine, flowering dogwood, eastern hop beech, arrowwood viburnum, sweet spire, winter berry holly, witch hazel and hazelnut donated by Tree-Mendous. another Maryland Forest Service program.

As Forestry Board representatives helped the children, DNR Forester and Frederick County Forestry Board Secretary Mike Kay toured trees that he and another board veteran Tom Anderson had planted nearly 30 years ago.

Wolfsville Elementary is one of Frederick’s nine state-approved Maryland Green Schools.