1236 Native Trees and Shrubs were planted in Neshaminy State Park from 2020-2022 by volunteers for Nonprofit Excel Events funded by Treevitalize and in Partnership with Keystone 10 Million Trees.
This is a Reforestation project remediating 2 acres covered by invasive plants back into native habitat. First we remove invasive plants then plant native trees and shrubs that can handle both drought and wet conditions. The funding came initially from a riparian buffer grant to help divert storm water in a priority flood zone. This will provide natural habitat for wildlife and migrating birds while native flowering shrubs feed pollinators and flowering native trees help feed other insects.
River Trail (Species totals)
We planted 961 Trees of 14 native to Pennsylvania species from 2020 to 2022.
(225 trees in 2020, 325 trees in 2021 and 411 trees in 2022.)
275 Shrubs from 8 native berrying species were planted between 2020 and 2022.
(100 shrubs in 2020, 25 in 2021 and 125 more 2022.)
Neshaminy State Park 2019-2023
We have on going tree tending events monthly until the tree canopy develops. This will hold back the invasive mile a minutes that has mostly been manually removed. 1000 Native trees and 275 Native Shrubs where planted by over 500 volunteers in this stormwater lessening invasive removal wildlife habitat restoration and reforestation effort.