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Survivor Tree Planting at Bethany Library

The planting of elm seedling from the Survivor Tree by library customers is scheduled for 2:00 to 3:00pm at the Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller, on Saturday, May 17, 2008.

The Survivor Tree is an American elm that grows on the grounds of the Oklahoma City National Memorial. The tree is a gift to the library from Rahe Oldham who has made it his mission to gather seed and nurture offspring of this notable tree.  

The tree planting program at the library will allow participants to learn proper planting techniques as they help plant the tree. Sue Tarr, an environmental educator with the organization Roots & Shoots will offer information on tree planting and activities celebrating the contribution of trees to our environment. Roots & Shoots is a global youth network created by Dr. Jane Goodall that focuses on community projects that show care and concern for people, animals and the environment.

Teen volunteers from the library will lead the tree planting project and teens, children and adults of all ages are invited to attend and participate in the planting of the tree. For more information contact Daniel Fields at Bethany Library, 789-8363. 

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org