Planting a Forest: Delaware Volunteers Set Out 2,700 Trees to Study How They Grow Best

January 4, 2019
The News Journal (DE)

During a bright and clear week last autumn, more than 150 volunteers worked their way across the grassy hillside, backs bent, planting trees in a tight grid. These volunteers from the community planted 3,000 trees with Mt. Cuba Center staff in an effort to reforest open space in the region, and to study the most effective reforestation techniques. Volunteers from the University of Delaware, Wilmington Friends School, Wilmington Christian School, Avon Grove High School, AmeriCorps, and Bank of America learned how to plant a small tree before setting out to plant dozens more, row by row.

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