Tasneem Irobe places mulch around an Asian pear tree Tuesday at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. Students planted 12 fruit trees around the school with staff from ReTreeUS, an organization that has helped plant 70 orchards at schools across Maine over the past nine years. Irobe is a student in Claire King’s kindergarten classroom. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Horiya Ali, center, waits for her garden teacher, Margaruette Seguin, to fill her watering pail Tuesday at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. Students planted 12 fruit trees around the school with staff from ReTreeUS, an organization that has helped plant 70 orchards at schools across Maine over the past nine years. Funding for the trees came from a grant from TD Bank. Ali is a student in Claire King’s kindergarten classroom. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Connors Elementary School garden teacher Margaruette Seguin, left, hands watering pails Tuesday to Shelley Kruszewski of ReTreeUs at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Three classes of students planted 12 fruit trees Tuesday at Connors Elementary in Lewiston. Three more classes placed mulch around each tree and watered them. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Connors Elementary School garden teacher Margaruette Seguin, right, has kindergarten students do jumping jacks to keep warm Tuesday at the Lewiston school. The students from Claire King’s class came to the outdoor classroom to help plant fruit trees with staff from ReTreeUs. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Quintin Fritts Dinkins tosses mulch around an Asian pear tree Tuesday at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. Students planted 12 fruit trees around the school with staff from ReTreeUS, an organization that has helped plant 70 orchards at schools across Maine over the past nine years. Funding for the trees came from a grant from TD Bank. Dinkins is a student in Claire King’s kindergarten classroom. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Richard Hodges of ReTreeUs fills water pails for students Tuesday at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. Hodges created ReTreeUs nine years ago. He has helped plant 70 orchards at schools across Maine. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

A kindergarten student waters an Asian pear tree Tuesday at Connors Elementary School in Lewiston. Shelley Kruszewski, right, of ReTreeUs helped students plant 12 fruit trees at the school. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal


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