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Project Name: Kentucky American Chestnut Mine Site Reclamation
Location: Montgomery Creek, KY
Number of Trees: 7,541
American Forests is working with The American Chestnut Foundation, Coal Country Beeworks and James River Coal, Inc., to provide 7,541 seedlings to a bee yard in Montgomery Creek, KY. In 2011, the bee yard was established as part of an Arbor Day celebration. This project will plant forest-based habitat for pollinators on a 15-acre mining site. Planting on land owned by surface mine companies will help increase the habitat for pollinators that have been declining in the United States. The planting will include a number of tree species: flowering dogwood, persimmon, eastern redbud, red mulberry and yellow poplar.
Bell Farm - Daniel Boone National Forest In cooperation with the Forest Service, American Forests planted 7,000 red oak seedlings on 35 acres in the Daniel Boone National Forest on the Bell Farm site. This site is within a state designated