Morgantown, WV (June 1, 2007)- The USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State & Private Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry program, presents the Spring 2007 issue of the Urban Projects Newsletter. The newsletter would not be possible without support of the Morgantown Field Office and all who provide materials.
Among the articles, is mention of the Delaware Center for Horticulture’s NeighborWoods program and bare-root tree planting in Wilmington. The Home Depot Foundation funded the event through a NeighborWoods grant awarded to the DCH by the Alliance for Community Trees. This was also the largest volunteer-driven urban tree-planting event that the DCH has conducted because bare-root trees were planted.
Bare-root trees are less bulky, less expensive, and overall, more practical for use in volunteer planting. They must be transplanted while still dormant and are susceptible to wilting if exposed for any length of time out of the ground. This first bare-root tree planting attempt in Wilmington gave the DCH hope that this method might be a more successful way to green yards and communities, and meet urban tree canopy goals.
For the full article, visit the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State & Private Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry.
The next newsletter will be the summer edition, published in Mid-September. If you are interested in submitting an article, picture, or event, please send them by September 1 to the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State & Private Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry.