Students help plant trees for skin safety

Submitted photo John Bryson (left) and Ashley Cox, both third graders at Folsom Elementary School in Farmington, shovel dirt to help plant this tree in their playground area. In all, students helped with planting five trees that will provide shade in a few years.

FARMINGTON -- Folsom Elementary students grabbed jackets and hats to brave cold temperatures Nov. 1 to help plant five trees on their playground.

Folsom was one of nine schools selected to participate in the Annual Shade Trees on Playgrounds program (STOP), according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of...