Christiansburg Eagle Scout brings new life to Huckleberry Trail

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- In Christiansburg, an Eagle Scout project has spruced up a portion of the Huckleberry Trail.

Christiansburg High School student Gibson Graham built four pedestals that give information about trees, animal tracks and the history of the trail.

Graham also helped plant 26 different species of trees and built bird and owl houses along the trail.

"If you're able to come through and if you have a love for trees, especially items that maybe are non-native, it gives you the opportunity to understand what those trees are," said the town's Parks and Recreation director, Brad Epperley.

Graham said the project took more than 80 hours to complete.

"I wanted something where somebody could come and learn something they didn't know before they came down here," he said.