Capon Bridge Middle School was the recipient of a WV Project CommuniTree
kit to plant 24 flowering trees that include Eastern Redbuds,
Flowering Dogwoods, and Serviceberries.
Linda Ford, science teacher, worked with her students to complete the
application and organized the project. Around 80 students spent
their afternoon working hard to plant trees. The students learned
the proper method to planting trees and the benefits of increasing
urban tree canopy. As seen in the pictures, they had a great time
and we look forward to working with them again in the future. Linda
and her students were assisted by CommuniTree Representative Tanner
Haid from Cacapon Institute.
The 24 flowering trees immediately improved the aesthetic value of the
school grounds. As they grow they will increasingly reduce
stormwater runoff, provide shade and recreation, and grow the
school’s urban tree canopy.