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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A classroom of Gridley Middle School students will soon be at Case Park to study trees.

A partnership between the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation and the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment will allow these students to perform an inventory of the trees at Case Park, off Harrison between 22nd St. and Broadway.   

The students will be split up into groups and will pick out four different species of trees. They will then list condition, measure diameter and make some calculations.

Why all the work - event organizers say it is to show students the importance of trees in the environment and in the community.  In addition the information gathered by students today will be used by the City of Tucson to analyze the economic and environmental value of the trees.

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