You may have heard that the SRWA and our Soque Partners tried to start the year off right by planting almost 3,000 trees over the last several days. Here's a quick snapshot of two projects:
1. FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY- 1,600 trees PLANTED - THURSDAY - January 10th - We had upwards of 15 volunteers help us plant 1,500 pine and 100 persimmon and oaks to help stabilize soils at Fairview Elementary and to improve rainwater infiltration. We used dibble bars that allowed each volunteer to plant almost a tree per minute. We had a lot of help to make this project happen and we want to acknowledge their effort:
2. PROJECT 2 - ELLER FARM - 350 trees PLANTED - FRIDAY - January 11th - We had about 12 volunteers this day and planted 75 white oaks, 25 persimmons, 100 red maples, and 100 river birch, in addition to 50 assorted container trees including yellow poplar, green ash, and sycamore. After planting each tree got geotextile weed mats to give them a headstart on the grass and weeds.The purpose this project was to replant a streamside forest which as it matures will help to hold the streambank in place reducing erosion, increasing stream stability, and serving as a buffer and nutrient sponge. Big thanks to the following folks who made this project possible:
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