WV Project CommuniTree

“Building Communities from the Roots Up”

CTree Projects - Spring 2012


Capon Bridge Middle School


Group photo after a successful tree planting!

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.

Look at those smiling faces!

Mulching the trees.

Thumbs up!

“I think that looks pretty good!”

It’s all about teamwork!

Watering the trees.

CI's Tanner Haid asks: “So, what did you learn?”

The finished product

CI’s Frank Rodgers showing the proper mulching technique.







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