WV Project CommuniTree

“Building Communities from the Roots Up”

CTree Projects - Fall 2013

Town of Bath


On November 5th, 2013 the Town of Bath Tree Board worked with local volunteers to plant 24 flowering trees and shrubs along both sides of the Bath Town Hall. The trees and shrubs – a mix of serviceberries, hazelnuts, spicebush, and elderberry – will help prevent soil erosion on the slopes, provide habitat and food for wildlife, and increase community aesthetics.

The volunteers included Town employees, members of the Morgan County Master Gardeners, the Town of Bath's Tree Board, Fox Glove Gardening Club, the Warm Springs Water Shed Association, a Region 9 volunteer, and a volunteer from the West Virginia University Extension Office. The volunteers ranged from professional landscape design architect and other experienced planters to beginners who had no experience in planting town trees. But many of the volunteers had been involved in other efforts to plant trees throughout the area, including last year's WV CommuniTree project at Greenway Cemetery.

The project leader and member of the Town of Bath Tree Board, Elizabeth Skinner, said “my favorite part of the WV Project CommuniTree is always actually planting the trees. Many of the volunteers for Bath's Town Hall planting are long-time volunteers and, some, even professionals in horticulture. Nonetheless, at least one new Master Gardener expressed thanks in having the opportunity to actually see demonstrated the proper technique for planting trees and shrubs.”







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