The Town of Bath planted 12 shade trees in
Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs, WV on September 27, 2012.
Seventeen volunteers participated in this cooperative project that
included town employees, local residents, board members of the Town
of Bath Management and Maintenance Cemetery Corporation (TBMMCC),
members of the Town of Bath's Tree Board, two employees of the
TBMMCC, and members of the local gardening club, the Lions Club, and
the Warm Springs Watershed Association.
After the holes were dug, local volunteers
planted the trees and staked and mulched them. Those volunteers were
from all of the organizations mentioned above. It is worth noting
that some of the volunteers from the Town's Tree Board who helped
plant the trees in Greenway Cemetery are experts in urban tree
landscaping and/or urban forestry.
Many of the volunteers that helped on September
27, 2012, had previously helped plant trees in the Town of Bath and
some had never planted trees before. The Greenway Cemetery planting
began with WV Project CommuniTree representatives educating the
volunteers in proper tree planting. Some of the volunteers were new
to tree plantings and participated in this project because of their
commitment to help beautify the cemetery itself or to help the local
watershed association protect the Warm Springs Run, which is across
the street from Greenway Cemetery.
A note from the Project Leader, engaged citizen
“The most rewarding part of this project was
the actual task of planting the trees. Planting trees there
increases people's appreciation for the cemetery itself.”