WV Project CommuniTree

“Building Communities from the Roots Up”

CTree Projects - Spring 2012


North Jefferson Elementary School


Katlyn leading the group in a game.

The Leetown Chapter of the Izaak Walton League was the recipient of a WV Project CommuniTree kit to plant 24 flowering trees at North Jefferson Elementary School. The tree species included Eastern Redbuds, Flowering Dogwoods, and Serviceberries.

Darrell Propst, Conservation Committee Chariman for the Leetown Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, completed this application and organized the project. Throughout the course of the day, every student at North Jefferson Elementary School had their hands in the soil to help plant these trees. In a fun and friendly manner, the students all learned how to properly plant a tree and the benefits of planting trees to increase urban tree canopy. Darrell and his group were assisted by CommuniTree Representative Katlyn Yohn from the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District.

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.

Digging the holes.

Tanner talking to kindergarteners about the benefits of trees.

Getting your hands dirty.

The volunteers working hard.

Everybody had a chance to dig in!

Katlyn hammering the stakes in.

Group photo of team.


Good job!







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