Los Alamos High School Natural Helpers Plant New ‘Giving Tree’ On Front Lawn

Los Alamos High School Natural Helpers gather at newly-planted tree on High School Lawn. Photo Courtesy LAPS


Through the generosity and assistance of several community partners, the Los Alamos High School Natural Helpers once again have a special tree on the front lawn of the high school.

The “Giving Tree”, as it is often referred to, served as a spot to bring students and the community together and decorate throughout the year. Unfortunately, the tree toppled last year following the graduation ceremony.

“During the pandemic, Natural Helpers really enjoyed creating a place to share goodness on campus– whether it was offering our colorful kindness rocks to the community or leaving positive messages for Toppers,” said LAHS Psychology teacher Lynn Ovaska.  “When the Giving Tree fell down after graduation last year, we heard from so many folks about how special the tree was to them.  We are very grateful to the Rotary Club for their financial support, along with everyone who worked hard to get the tree planted — just in time for this year’s graduation!  It was a real outpouring of love!” 

Members of the Natural Helpers say “Thank you” to everyone who helped get the new Giving Tree planted in the lawn out front of the high school, including the Los Alamos Rotary Club who made a generous donation to replace the tree, Los Alamos Landscaping and the Los Alamos Public Schools Facilities department who planted the tree, and the Natural Helpers who helped add the mulch and celebrated it.  

All Toppers are invited to help keep it watered. When you walk on the front lawn, dump the water from your water bottle on the new tree.

To learn more about the history of the Giving Tree and the LAHS Natural Helpers, go to the Natural Helper website.