Forest Restoration

Tree Planting Program – This project works directly with local landowners to create customized site plans that identify key areas of concern that may exist and proactively address any specific land-use issues (through tree planting) – taking into account current land use practices and established native buffer resources. For the past few years BBEMA’s summer field crews have been very productive in enhancing riparian zones, hedgerows and upland landscapes across the watershed fore local wildlife species.

Our Numbers:

2010 – planted 1000 native trees and shrubs (concentrating hedgerows)

2011– planted 1250 native trees and shrubs (concentrating hedgerows)

2012 – planted 2525 native trees and shrubs (concentrating on upland field edges and hedgerows)

2013 – planted 5208 native trees and shrubs (concentrating on riparian and upland field edges)

2014 – planted 6515 native trees and shrubs (concentrating on riparian and upland field edges)

2015 – planted 7325 native trees and shrubs (concentrating on riparian areas)

2016 – planted 5125 native trees and shrubs (concentrating on enhancing wildlife corridors and hedgerows adjacent to agricultural fields)

2017 – planted 5965 native trees and shrubs – additionally planted 2500 swamp milkweed plants (concentrating on riparian areas adjacent to streams and wetlands.

2018 – planted 4267 native trees and shrubs – additionally planted 1800 swamp milkweed plants (concentrating on riparian areas adjacent to streams and wetlands.

This summer BBEMA will once again be partnering with landowners on several habitat enhancement programs through planting of native tree, shrubs, wildflowers and milkweed.