Year of Project: 1994
Trees Planted:22,500

Prior to state ownership in the late 1970’s this site in Double Trouble State Park was harvested and a forest stand never regenerated. Then in June 1992 an intense fire … Read More

Double Trouble State Park

Year Planted: 1994

Trees Planted: 22,500
Location: New Jersey

Prior to state ownership in the late 1970’s this site in Double Trouble State Park was harvested and a forest stand never regenerated. Then in June 1992 an intense fire burned over 5,000 acres of land. 35 of these acres became the site for the planting of 22,500 trees by the New Jersey Bureau of Forest Management. Native pitch and shortleaf pine were planted as well as a mixture of oaks for species diversity. Additionally, a wildlife feed strip/firebreak was established on the west and south sides of the sites and were planted with partridge pea and native fescue grasses, which are fire tolerant. The area is used for recreational activities such as hunting, horseback riding and bird watching.


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Double Trouble State Park

Year Planted: 1994
Trees Planted: 22,500
Location: New Jersey

Prior to state ownership in the late 1970's this site in Double Trouble State Park was harvested and a forest stand never regenerated. Then in June 1992 an intense fire burned over 5,000 acres of land. 35 of these acres became the site for the planting of 22,500 trees by the New Jersey Bureau of Forest Management. Native pitch and shortleaf pine were planted as well as a mixture of oaks for species diversity. Additionally, a wildlife feed strip/firebreak was established on the west and south sides of the sites and were planted with partridge pea and native fescue grasses, which are fire tolerant. The area is used for recreational activities such as hunting, horseback riding and bird watching.



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