A tree grows in KLM

Several trees that is, including these Jack pines and Eastern white pines, were planted in KLM on Arbor Day this year. Monroe School fifth-grade Girl Scouts were in charge of digging and planting the trees near County Line Road inside the park. John Finnell, Hinsdale superintendent of parks and forestry, supervised the efforts and also gave the Scouts a lesson in planting trees properly. On the left Hollie Eden, Lilia Pajak and Annie Gilman begin to dig. On the right Riley Asher, Elyse Yarzagaray and Kiera Thorpe are working on a spot for a second tree. In addition to the tree planting, several other Hinsdaleans volunteered to clean up parks across the village. (Jim Slonoff photos)