Scouts to plant 70 trees in Buckhannon

Cub Scouts Pack 106 is preparing to plant 70 new trees in public areas of Buckhannon, including the City Park.

City officials have yet to decide exactly where they would like all of the trees will be planted, but agreed during their Consolidated Public Works Board meeting last week that some definitely will be planted at the park.

The tree-planting project is funded with a grant through Mountaineer Treeways for the West Virginia Division of Forestry. The trees are provided at no cost to the city.

The Cub Scouts plan to plant American plum, flowering dogwood, redbud, red maple, red oak, white oak and yellow poplar trees in approved public areas of the city.

The goal of the project is to “beautify and replace old and damaged trees that will help maintain the natural beauty of the areas.”

The troop is made up of 10 scouts, along with 10 parents and two city employees. The Cub Scouts expect delivery of all 70 trees by Thursday to the Division of Forestry office in Buckhannon. Once the locations for the trees have been designed and approved, the Scouts will schedule a day to begin planting, said pack leader Dave Long.