Free trees available to honor Carla Hardy

Carla Hardy (1971-2016), founder of the Carla Hardy WV Project CommuniTree program, has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.  Cacapon Institute is offering memorial trees to be planted in her honor in fall 2016. By planting a memorial tree this fall, you are expanding upon Carla’s legacy and upholding the motto of the program she began back in 2008 by “Building Communities from the Roots Up!”


Community organizations and private homeowners are encouraged to apply to plant memorial trees throughout their communities and in their backyards.


Trees will be available for pickup between October 1st and November 30th at either:

  • Inwood – WV Division of Forestry office (145 Pilgrim Street, Inwood, WV 25428)
  • Moorefield – WV Conservation Agency office (60 Moorefield Industrial Park Rd, Moorefield, WV 26836)


On your order form, you’ll need to select where you’ll be picking up your trees from, how many trees you are requesting, and answer some basic information about where you’ll be planting the trees and how they will be maintained. Please keep in mind that we will do our best to honor all requests for species, but in certain situations, a similar species may be substituted based on nursery availability.


The deadline to apply for memorial trees is Wednesday, September 14th


We encourage successful applicants to submit their tree planting with pictures to Cacapon Institute’s “What’s Your BMP” tool on our website.


Please fill out a form at the Cacapon Institute website, and email it to or contact me with any questions.  

On behalf of Carla Hardy WV Project CommuniTree,

Tanner Haid, Urban Watershed Forester

ISA Certified Arborist #MA-5639A

Cacapon Institute

#10 Rock Ford Road

Great Cacapon, WV 25422

Cell: 540-335-0687

Office: 304-258-8013

Building Communities from the Roots Up!



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