In April 1990, a severe forest fire burned approximately 10,000 acres of land in Pennsylvania. The Sproul State Forest, part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, was affected by the burn. In 1997 volunteers planted 3,150 red oak, white ash and black cherry seedlings. Tree shelters were also installed for protection from deer. Additionally, a second site was planted with red oak that had been devastated by oak leaf roller in the late 60's and was not restored except for grasses and ferns. In this project new genetic stock introduced and benefits will include wildlife habitat, timber production and soil erosion control. The Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association, Pennsylvania Forestry Association and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry all assisted to make this project possible.
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