At its first meeting of the school year, the CHS Environmental Club worked together to rescue the Japanese Maple in front of school. The students removed and safely disposed of 183 bagworms from the withering tree. Bagworms are actually caterpillar cocoons containing females who can lay up to 300 eggs. Come spring, those eggs would have hatched into moths which would have killed the tree by feeding on its leaves. Keep a lookout to see the rejuvenation of the tree as the year goes on!