WV Project CommuniTree

“Building Communities from the Roots Up”

CTree Projects - Fall 2013

Mountain Ridge Intermediate School


On November 15th, 2013 students, staff, and parents at Mountain Ridge Intermediate School worked together to plant 24 flowering trees on their campus. The trees – redbuds, flowering dogwoods, and serviceberries – will add aesthetic value to the campus and playground, reduce soil erosion, and provide habitat and food for wildlife.

Throughout the day 135 student volunteers assisted with planting the trees. In groups of 20-25 the students came out onto the playground, learned about the benefits of trees and how to plant trees, and then planted some of their own.

Project Leader and teacher Beth Le Grand says “every aspect of the WV Communitree Project was so rewarding.  The enthusiasm and support this project has generated spread quickly throughout our school.  Each call for volunteers was answered immediately.  The most memorable moments of the day were seeing the joy and satisfaction in the smiles and laughter of the children.  They all knew they had been a part of something that mattered.   All learning should be this wonderful.   Not only the trees were planted that day, but seeds of volunteerism, cooperation, and concern for our environment were planted within our students. WV CommuniTree Project is a wonderful model for encouraging volunteerism, environmental awareness, and community spirit that really works.”








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