ABOVE: Liz Basham, an urban forester with the state Division of Forestry, measures the circumference of an oak tree on the Capitol Complex grounds. She and others are taking a “tree census” at the Capitol this week.
RIGHT: State Division of Forestry urban forestry intern Katy Trupo, Liz Basham and West Virginia University forestry professor Alan Moss check a map for the location of specific trees at the Capitol Complex. According to the last completed census, there are more than 700 trees on the Capitol grounds, they said.
WVU forestry professor Alan Moss uses a clinometer to measure the height of a tree on the Capitol grounds.