On October 26th 2012, faculty and
students at Wildwood Middle School planted 12 shade trees on their
campus. More than 50 students participated in the planning and
planting of 12 native shade trees on the east side of Wildwood
Middle School. The fall planting extended the line of trees which
were planted in the spring of 2012. Since 2009, Wildwood Middle
School has planted more than 35 trees with the support of
CommuniTree, Cacapon Institute and the WV Department of Forestry.
The school was built ten years ago and more trees have been planted
in the past four years that all the previous years. The students,
faculty and staff of Wildwood are enjoying the changing look of the
Prior to the installation of trees on October
26, faculty advisors Carolyn Thomas and Charity Marstiller selected
and marked the planting sites and ten students from the Agriculture
Science class prepared the planting sites - digging holes by hand.
On the planting day, four teachers, one aid, one community
volunteer, and a WV Project CommuniTree Representative worked with
the students to plant the trees. Students who participated in the
planting included students in the Wildwood Environmental Club,
Agriculture Science, 7th grade Science and English for Language
Learners classes. Planting began at 8:30 and by 12:00 all the trees
were planted and mulched and watered. It was a warm fall day which
was followed by a rainy day - perfect for new trees.
A note from the project leader, science teacher
“The large trees provided by CommuniTree makes
an immediate and noticeable impact on the school campus and I love
driving along Flowing Springs Road and seeing the new line of trees.
We all look forward to the shade and beauty they will provide.”