Year of Project: 1993
Trees Planted:10,000

Ponderosa pine forests, which are native to northern New Mexico, were heavily cutover during private homestead ownership. This activity altered the landscape, which chan… Read More

Homestead Mesa-Cuba #3

Year Planted: 1993

Trees Planted: 10,000
Location: New Mexico

Ponderosa pine forests, which are native to northern New Mexico, were heavily cutover during private homestead ownership. This activity altered the landscape, which changed from ponderosa pine to sagebrush, pinon pine and juniper. In the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, land was returned to public ownership and has since been managed by the Bureau of Land Management. This project planted ponderosa pine trees to help repair and restore plant and animal communities associated with the southwestern forest ecosystem. After planting the trees suffered from drought, but the BLM and volunteers hand watered the trees to increase the survival rate.


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Homestead Mesa-Cuba #3

Year Planted: 1993
Trees Planted: 10,000
Location: New Mexico

Ponderosa pine forests, which are native to northern New Mexico, were heavily cutover during private homestead ownership. This activity altered the landscape, which changed from ponderosa pine to sagebrush, pinon pine and juniper. In the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, land was returned to public ownership and has since been managed by the Bureau of Land Management. This project planted ponderosa pine trees to help repair and restore plant and animal communities associated with the southwestern forest ecosystem. After planting the trees suffered from drought, but the BLM and volunteers hand watered the trees to increase the survival rate.



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