Saturday, October 10, 2020

Stroud Center: Volunteers Help Plant Trees For Healthy Streams In Chester County

On October 8, volunteers enjoyed spending a beautiful, socially distanced afternoon outside, while enjoying the sights of a bald eagle soaring overhead as they helped
Stroud Water Research Center to restore approximately 2.4 acres along a tributary of Doe Run Creek in Unionville, Chester County. 

More than 50 volunteers planted nine different species of trees which will restore the stream banks, create habitat corridors, and help treat run-off from a nearby busy road.

Planting forested buffers is one of the best management practices used by the Stroud Center’s Watershed Restoration to help farmers and landowners better protect their streams. 

In addition to the protection the buffer will provide the stream, the Stroud Center will be using this planting to study the growth rates and survivability of trees in two different types of tubes. 

Trials like this help the Stroud Center’s scientists and restoration group to continue to improve the success rate of plantings.  

“Planting trees is one of the many ways we help to protect our streams and rivers,” says Dave Arscott, Ph.D., executive director of the Stroud Center, “It was wonderful to see so many families and members of the local community joining together to help us with this effort.”

Funding for this project was provided by Colonial Pipeline and TreeVitalize. Refreshments were provided to volunteers by Herr Foods. 

For more information on volunteer opportunities, programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Stroud Water Research Center website, Click Here to subscribe to UpStream.  Click Here to subscribe to Stroud’s Educator newsletter.  Click Here to become a Friend Of Stroud Research,  Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter and visit their YouTube Channel.

(Photo: Among the volunteers were employees from Voya Financial.)

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[Posted: October 10, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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