Year of Project: 2010
Trees Planted:4,000

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 frequent… Read More

Name of Project: The Glades Red Spruce Restoration III

Number of Trees Planted:4,000

Directly Benefits: Black bears and Neotropical Migrant Birds

Location:Maryland

Year:2010

Goals

·         Prevent soil erosion

·         Provide increased habitat for black bears and endangered neotropical migrant birds

·         Reforest 50 acres of  logged  forests

Notable Highlights

American Forests partnered with The Nature Conservancy to re-establish the red spruce around an ecologically significant bog community. This initiative continued to build on efforts to re-establish this tree species in similar projects that were funded in 2008 and 2009.

The red spruce that were planted at the reforestation site have significantly aided the conservation of native habitats and wildlife in the area. Red spruce was not regenerating naturally at The Glades, so these plantings have accelerated succession while also restoring the bog’s hydrology and local climate. These benefits have extended into the surrounding forest, as well as farmed and mined lands. The spruce trees also have helped control soil erosion near the bogs and ponds in the area.


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Name of Project: The Glades Red Spruce Restoration III

Number of Trees Planted:4,000

Directly Benefits: Black bears and Neotropical Migrant Birds

Location:Maryland

Year:2010

Goals

·         Prevent soil erosion

·         Provide increased habitat for black bears and endangered neotropical migrant birds

·         Reforest 50 acres of  logged  forests

Notable Highlights

American Forests partnered with The Nature Conservancy to re-establish the red spruce around an ecologically significant bog community. This initiative continued to build on efforts to re-establish this tree species in similar projects that were funded in 2008 and 2009.

The red spruce that were planted at the reforestation site have significantly aided the conservation of native habitats and wildlife in the area. Red spruce was not regenerating naturally at The Glades, so these plantings have accelerated succession while also restoring the bog’s hydrology and local climate. These benefits have extended into the surrounding forest, as well as farmed and mined lands. The spruce trees also have helped control soil erosion near the bogs and ponds in the area.



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