Members of the Wilkes University community were happy to help beautify the community in which they live, learn and work. More than 20 trees were planted throughout downtown Wilkes-Barre this week thanks to Ken Klemow, professor and chair of the biology department, and several of his students.
The initiative was organized by Diamond City Partnership and funded by a “Bare Foot Tree Grant” from the Pennsylvania Urban and Community Forestry Council. The trees were planted on Franklin, Union and Northampton streets.
“Wilkes has gone above and beyond to make our campus beautiful for the students,” explained student Lexi Gaetano to the Times Leader, adding that she wanted other people to experience similar beauty.