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Project Name: Red Spruce Restoration

Location: West Virginia

Number of Trees: 14,000

American Forests is partnering with the American Chestnut Foundation to reforest red spruce stands in West Virginia. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, extensive logging reduced the 500,000 acres of red spruce northern hardwood forests in the mountains of West Virginia to a mere 29,000 acres that remain in the state today. This project, alongside the Central Appalachian Restoration Initiative, will plant 14,000 red spruce trees over a series of plantings in Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Timberline Conservancy and Monongahela National Forest. These plantings will establish cover in a riparian corridor, reduce forest fragmentation and create habitat for wildlife.  



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