CHRIS DORST | Gazette photos
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.