All 440 students, faculty, and staff at The Pike School gathered at the edge of the Lower School playground last week for a brief ceremony to celebrate the planting of two, sapling, heirloom apple trees. Pike’s planting of the young trees made the school one of the first on the North Shore to adopt two trees as part of The Boston Tree Party program.
The Boston Tree Party is a collaborative campaign to plant pairs of heirloom apple trees in publicly used spaces across Greater Boston. These plantings take place in partnership with a diverse range of institutions, organizations, businesses, and communities. Collectively, these apple trees form a city-wide public urban orchard that symbolizes a commitment to the environmental health of our city, the vitality and interconnectedness of our communities, and the well-being of the next generation.