WV Project CommuniTree

“Building Communities from the Roots Up”

CTree Projects - Fall 2013

Wildwood Middle School


On November 19th, 2013 over 50 students from general and special education classes at Wildwood Middle School worked on this tree planting. 24 trees and shrubs – a mix of serviceberry, elderberry, hazelnut, and spicebush – were planted by students and teachers. This was the third WV Project CommuniTree project organized by science teacher Carolyn Thomas.

Groups of 3 shrubs were put together to make 5 triangle-shaped beds. Landscape fabric was staked down and mulched to prevent weed growth between the shrubs. Once mature, science classes will be able to use this area for wildlife viewing. The trees and shrubs will also reduce stormwater runoff pollution and beautify the campus.

Carolyn Thomas said “Student feedback is always positive. Students always appreciate the opportunity to do active learning and to do something outside. Despite the cold and condensed time schedule it was a very productive morning.”







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