Wildwood Middle School was the recipient of a
WV Project CommuniTree (CTree) kit to plant 12 shade trees that
includes oaks, maples, poplars, sycamores, and gums.
Carolyn Thomas, 8th grade science
teacher, worked with her students to complete the application and
organize the project. Around 20 middle school students and 2 FFA
volunteers from the high school participated in the planting. The
students all learned how to properly plant a tree and the benefits
of planting trees to increase urban tree canopy. Mrs. Thomas and her
students were assisted by CommuniTree Representative Tanner Haid
from Cacapon Institute.
The 12 shade trees provide the parking lot and
buildings with shade and increase the value of the school grounds.
As they grow they will increasingly reduce stormwater runoff and
grow the school’s urban tree canopy.