Year of Project: 2007
Trees Planted:3,000

Red spruce and spruce/hardwood forests once blanketed western Maryland’s mountain valleys, creating cool microclimates and lush habitat for animals and plants. But heavy … Read More

Cranesville Swamp Conifer Restoration #5

Year Planted: 2007

Trees Planted: 3,000
Location: Maryland

Red spruce and spruce/hardwood forests once blanketed western Maryland’s mountain valleys, creating cool microclimates and lush habitat for animals and plants. But heavy logging changed all that, removing 99 percent of the forest. More than 100 years later, this broad landscape and its core areas are still struggling to recover. Trying to jump-start the restoration, American Forests partnered with The Nature Conservancy to reforest 250 acres of Cranesville Swamp over five years. In the fifth year of the partnership, 3,000 red spruce trees were planted. These trees will provide habitat for state-listed rare, threatened and endangered species.


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Cranesville Swamp Conifer Restoration #5

Year Planted: 2007
Trees Planted: 3,000
Location: Maryland

Red spruce and spruce/hardwood forests once blanketed western Maryland's mountain valleys, creating cool microclimates and lush habitat for animals and plants. But heavy logging changed all that, removing 99 percent of the forest. More than 100 years later, this broad landscape and its core areas are still struggling to recover. Trying to jump-start the restoration, American Forests partnered with The Nature Conservancy to reforest 250 acres of Cranesville Swamp over five years. In the fifth year of the partnership, 3,000 red spruce trees were planted. These trees will provide habitat for state-listed rare, threatened and endangered species.



Related ReLeaf Projects


Wells Run Stream Buffer Enhancement Project
Cranesville Swamp Red Spruce Restoration
The Glades Red Spruce Restoration III
The Glades is a 600 acre property owned by TNC. It is the oldest and largest rainwater-fed, mountain peat bog in the eastern non-glaciated U.S. The area has been frequently logged and grazed reducing

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