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Class of 2035 Plants Lifer Tree

On Thursday, October 6, the kindergarten class – the Class of 2035 – planted their "lifer" tree. A tradition going back seven years starting with the class of 2028, the lifer tree symbolizes the start of a Country Day student's journey throughout the school. Each year, the kindergarten class plants a Kentucky coffee tree on the campus, in the Lifer Tree Grove. 

This year, kindergarten teacher Lee Ann Bertsch read the book "We Planted a Tree" by Diane Muldrow to 41 kindergarteners prior to the planting ceremony. Before the planting, Head of School Rob Zimmerman '98 shared some words with the young students.  

"We plant this tree because this world is ours to take care of and to celebrate the beginning of your journey as a student at Country Day," said Zimmerman. 
As one student commented, “We plant this now for the tree to grow while we are growing.”  

Next time you’re on campus, walk through the Lifer Tree Grove and see all the trees we’ve planted since 2015.