Putting down roots

Oliver Berry, 6th grader, holds an umbrella for Gretchen Burgess, 7th grader, as she shovels dirt for a tree on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School. The tree was planted by the school's UPstanders club as a way to signify peace and safety in all schools in response to recent school tragedies. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Oliver Berry, 6th grader, holds an umbrella for Gretchen Burgess, 7th grader, as she shovels dirt for a tree on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School. The tree was planted by the school's UPstanders club as a way to signify peace and safety in all schools in response to recent school tragedies. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Oliver Berry, 6th grader, holds an umbrella for Gretchen Burgess, 7th grader, as she shovels dirt for a tree on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School. The tree was planted by the school's UPstanders club as a way to signify peace and safety in all schools in response to recent school tragedies.

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