Staunton Legacy Tree Project
Plant a tree for every Staunton City School Child--2,746 trees!
Tree #2,746 Planted!
Now we move to the Stewardship phase.
The Staunton Legacy Tree Project installed two beautiful Princeton American Elms at Shelburne Middle School on November 12, 2021. These trees were the last two of the 2,746 trees planted--one tree for each child in Staunton City Schools.
Thanks to our partners at Bartlett Tree Services, the Virginia Department of Forestry, the Proteus Foundation, the Ballyshannon Foundation, the Climate Reality Project, the Virginia State Lands Fund, and countless private benefactors, we were able to get this project done in about 18 months. Thanks also to the many volunteers who slogged through limestone and clay and rock to make it happen!
We are continuing to plant trees all around the city to clean the air and water, help our fellow earthlings and beautify our surroundings. You can help us by donating money or manpower to help us plant, water, and take care of our trees.
Here are some websites to visit for more info on caring for your seedling and sapling trees!
Virginia Department of Forestry Tree Owner's Manual (See page 13-14 for watering info)