As November came to a close, the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards continued their work on improving the landscape at Charlottesville’s Jackson-Via Elementary School. Elise Burroughs, who spearheads this project, worked with Kay Flanagan, Allen Ingling and Kathy Nepote to remove invasive vines and brush. This cleared the way for a follow-up planting day, when Elise, Allen and Kathy were joined by Camille Wilson, Robert Orton and Toine Wyckoff. They added 10 native trees and shrubs to the school grounds, including hackberries, redbuds and red twig dogwoods. They finished up by placing wire cages around the new plantings to protect them from browsing wildlife and other hazards.