Tree planting beautifies local high school

By: Camille Moore

Opening picture FINAL-2Keep Cobb Beautiful (KCB), a nonprofit organization created to promote environmental, sustainability and waste management for Cobb County, Ga., schedules monthly tree plantings from October to March. (JEM Capstone/ Camille Moore)

Opening Trees FINALKCB and volunteers plant 38 trees at Allatoona High School in Acworth, Ga., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Planting trees help to preserve and beautify Cobb County. (JEM Capstone/ Camille Moore)

Small equipment FINALGardening tools, pitchforks and razors are the various tools used to plant trees in Acworth, Ga., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (JEM Capstone/ Camille Moore)

Speaker FINALTerrilyn M. Hannah, public programs coordinator for KCB, gives a speech to volunteers on the steps and procedures to plant trees in Acworth, Ga., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (JEM Capstone/ Camille Moore)

Rootball FINALBurlap covers the rootballs of trees to be planted in Acworth, Ga., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.  When the trees start to grow, the burlap disintegrates into the ground. (JEM Capstone/Camille Moore)

Planting trees FINALDiverse group of volunteers plant trees near the tennis courts at Allatoona High School in Acworth, Ga., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Volunteer Kennesaw State University (VKSU), The Junior Reserves Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) for Allatoona High School and honor students are among the volunteers. (JEM Capstone/ Camille Moore)

Mulch FINALMulch is placed in a circle around the bases of the trees to keep moisture in for the roots in Acworth, Ga., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (JEM Capstone/Camille Moore)

Throwing water FINALA volunteer scoops out water filled inside the planting hole in Acworth, Ga., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Water makes planting the trees difficult. (JEM Capstone/ Camille Moore)

Closing Treees FINALSugar Maples, Swamp Chestnut Oaks, Autumn Blaze Maples, Athena Elms, Crape Myrtles and London Plains are among the 38 trees planted in Acworth, Ga., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Trees may show significant growth in one year. (JEM Capstone/ Camille Moore)

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