Serious tree planting

More than 200 trees will be planted at LC’s Claytor Nature Study Center on Monday, April 19 by area high-school students and 4-Hers.

About 30 ninth-graders from Virginia Episcopal School (VES) and 12 younger 4-Hers from Campbell and Appomattox counties will provide the muscle to plant 50 hawthorns, 50 mulberries, and 100 chestnut oaks, all species for wildlife food.

Claytor Nature Study Center staff and a Virginia Department of Forestry forester will help with the planting, located on two acres below the dam of a pond on the property. The hope is to direct this old agricultural field back into forest through succession.