Year of Project: 1996
Trees Planted:14,000

This three year project planted 14,000 red spruce trees on 150 acres of the Glades Preserve in the panhandle of Maryland. Seedlings were transplanted from a pipeline own… Read More

Glades Preserve

Year Planted: 1996

Trees Planted: 14,000
Location: Maryland

This three year project planted 14,000 red spruce trees on 150 acres of the Glades Preserve in the panhandle of Maryland. Seedlings were transplanted from a pipeline owned by the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation located in the Monongahela National Forest. The planting site is the largest, open sphagnum moss community in the state, and one of the ‘solely rain-fed’ bogs in the Appalachians. The goal of the project is to restore and enhance the forest buffer around this mountain bog. The preserve provides habitat for the black bear, the bog copper butterfly, and at least a dozen other species of plants, insects and birds that are uncommon, rare, threatened or endangered in Maryland. This project of American Forests occured in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Maryland Natural Heritage Program, and volunteers who planted the trees.


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Glades Preserve

Year Planted: 1996
Trees Planted: 14,000
Location: Maryland

This three year project planted 14,000 red spruce trees on 150 acres of the Glades Preserve in the panhandle of Maryland. Seedlings were transplanted from a pipeline owned by the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation located in the Monongahela National Forest. The planting site is the largest, open sphagnum moss community in the state, and one of the 'solely rain-fed' bogs in the Appalachians. The goal of the project is to restore and enhance the forest buffer around this mountain bog. The preserve provides habitat for the black bear, the bog copper butterfly, and at least a dozen other species of plants, insects and birds that are uncommon, rare, threatened or endangered in Maryland. This project of American Forests occured in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Maryland Natural Heritage Program, and volunteers who planted the trees.



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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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