Year of Project: 1996
Trees Planted:6,500

At Grailville, an ecological education center about 10 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio, 6,500 mixed hardwoods were planted to protect O’Bannon Creek. O’Bannon Creek has bee… Read More

Grailvillle-Ecological Education Center

Year Planted: 1996

Trees Planted: 6,500
Location: Ohio

At Grailville, an ecological education center about 10 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio, 6,500 mixed hardwoods were planted to protect O’Bannon Creek. O’Bannon Creek has been declared to have sensitive high quality water and endangered plants and animals. Trees were planted in two areas. One area was bottomland bordering O’Bannon Creek and the other consisted of upland fields of highly erodible land. Urbanization in the region is causing a concentration of deer in the area, thus requiring the installation of tree shelters for protection from deer browsing. Benefits of this project include soil stabilization, increased water quality and wildlife habitat. The center hosts over 11,000 people a year and land stewardship is a major objective of Grailville as it proceeds to reclaim, restore and preserve their 300 acre center property, as an ecologically responsible demonstration. Several agencies and organizations assisted in the project and the Loveland Greenbelt Community Council, Clermont County Free Tree Committee and Ohio Civilian Conservation Corp. helped to plant the trees.


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Grailvillle-Ecological Education Center

Year Planted: 1996
Trees Planted: 6,500
Location: Ohio

At Grailville, an ecological education center about 10 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio, 6,500 mixed hardwoods were planted to protect O'Bannon Creek. O'Bannon Creek has been declared to have sensitive high quality water and endangered plants and animals. Trees were planted in two areas. One area was bottomland bordering O'Bannon Creek and the other consisted of upland fields of highly erodible land. Urbanization in the region is causing a concentration of deer in the area, thus requiring the installation of tree shelters for protection from deer browsing. Benefits of this project include soil stabilization, increased water quality and wildlife habitat. The center hosts over 11,000 people a year and land stewardship is a major objective of Grailville as it proceeds to reclaim, restore and preserve their 300 acre center property, as an ecologically responsible demonstration. Several agencies and organizations assisted in the project and the Loveland Greenbelt Community Council, Clermont County Free Tree Committee and Ohio Civilian Conservation Corp. helped to plant the trees.



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