Year Planted: 2010 Trees Planted: 120,000 Location: Florida
The Gulf Island National Seashore was hit by hurricanes Ivan, Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Tropical Storm Gustav all between the years of 2004 and 2008. The aim of this project is to replant the damaged natural stands of longleaf pines, shortleaf pines, sand live oaks, wax myrtles, and dwarf sabal palm trees. These trees need to be planted to alleviate threats to Gulf Island National Seashore. The trees will help stabilize sand dunes, prevent shoreline erosion, create a storm buffer zone, and recreate natural habitat for a variety of bird species and native mammals, including the endangered Beach Mouse. Experienced landscapers will plant the 120,000 trees along with forestry students from University of West Florida, providing them with important educational forestry experience.
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