Senior Daphne Psaledakis (left) and freshman Jacob Tadlock dig a hole for a young oak tree on a bare north slope at the OVS Upper Campus. (Photo by Nick Safko)
Lauren Rothman, Ojai Valley News contributor
"Trees need people. People need trees. Welcome, Carl," the 12 students chanted while trying not to slip down the precarious, dry slope. They were gathered around a tiny, freshly-planted oak tree they had named in honor of Carl Cooper, headmaster of Ojai Valley School’s Upper Campus.