Thanks to the generosity of the Gilbert Foundation, Moore Traditional School now boasts 22 new trees. The Gilbert Foundation is the primary sponsor of the tree planting. This is just the first phase of work to be done at Moore Traditional, which has classes from 6th through 12th grade.
The next phase of landscape design will include two new “no-mow” reforestation areas. The idea for these two plantings is to begin to create a green screen between the school and the adjacent bus depot and to eliminate mowing on a very steep slope between Moore Traditional and Smyrna Elementary. There will still be a wide swath cut through the area to provide access to the natural woodland area that the students use for nature walks. The reduction is mowing provides safer working conditions for the grounds crew and will help to improve the drainage and erosion problems along the side of the school.