Heck yes they help with my habitat improvements. Some even seem to love it.So you have your students working on your habitat improvement !!!! I need to switch jobs .
I will sacrifice several of my trees to study root systems, but I do end up with seedling for myself. Not a problem as I supply the seed and growing median from my own pocket, the district doesn't buy anything that I take home. Many kids have toured or fished my property so it's also nice to be able to say "Remember the tree project you did as a freshmen? Here are some of those trees that we started at the same time".