Gordon Terrace Elementary School students with their new school tree.

Gordon Terrace Elementary School students with their new school tree.

Gordon Terrace wins new tree

To celebrate Earth Day this year, Top Crop Garden, Farm & Pet in Cranbrook put together an art contest for elementary school children.

Kerstin Renner

To celebrate Earth Day this year, Top Crop Garden, Farm & Pet in Cranbrook put together an art contest for elementary school children. The students, ranging in age from 5 to 11 years, were asked to create pictures based on how their school and the earth would be better if they planted a tree.

Top Crop received over 100 entries from Cranbrook students with many creative ideas.

After much consideration, Chloe Quaife of Stewart Wilson’s Grade 3 class at Gordon Terrace Elementary School was selected as the winner. Top Crop’s Greg Fisher went to Gordon Terrace on Monday, June 2, to share his expertise on trees and their impact on the environment and present Chloe with her prize, a Greenspire Linden tree donated by Top Crop. The children in the class were able to share in Chloe’s win by helping prepare the ground and soil and plant the tree.

A special thank you goes to all the students for their entries and another congratulations to the winner Chloe Quaife for her drawing and passion to green her community.