Jefferson County Parks & Recreation
received a Shade-16 kit to plant 16 shade trees at South
Jefferson Park in Summit Point. This tree planting was held
on May 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at South Jefferson Park. 16
volunteers, including Jefferson County Parks & Recreation
board and staff and members of the Babe Ruth Baseball
League, participated in this project. South Jefferson Park
is the 3rd largest park in Jefferson County, WV.
Within the 72-acre park, approximately 60 acres is
greenspace that is available for planting trees. The 16
trees from this project will help shade the parking lots and
baseball bleachers, create wildlife habitat, add aesthetic
beauty to the park, and most important, increase the urban
tree canopy in Jefferson County.
A note from the Project Leader,
“As always, the reaction and connection
with the community was the most rewarding experience for our
department. The children that participated enjoyed getting
their hands dirty and had fun planting with the trees.
Several told their parents and team mates that they could'nt
wait to see the trees grow bigger. Users have expressed
positive feedback about the location of the trees and are
appreciate of the shade they will provide as the park is
currently rolling hills without much foliage.”