For 35 years our county has given all of its kindergartners a tree. Today they each received a Black Hills Spruce Tree, which is the South Dakota state tree. The children also were taught how to care for the tree, where to plant it and how it will grow to be a large tree. There are directions in your child's book bag. If you don't have time to plant it for awhile, you may store it in your refrigerator. If you don't have a place to plant it, consider taking it to grandparents or give it away. Some kids have their photo taken by their tree each year, documenting how each has grown. Each kindergarten teacher in the county received a Pasque Flower, which is our state flower! I was very happy to receive that beautiful flower!