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.