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Most Prince Edward lsland schools are situated on old fields – large brick buildings in the midst of grassland. At many schools, teachers and students have recognized that planting trees would help to make the schoolyards more interesting and attractive. A few schools have done outstanding work in improving their sunoundings. The Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project is trying to encourage others to recognize the many benefits that plantings can bring to a school. Every year we help students plant trees and shrubs at schools and we hope to assist even more schools in the future with not only schoolyard plantings but also woodlot manage- ment and Acadian forest restoration.