Planting day at the New Leaf Eco Center
On April 17th TLC had a staff planting day at our New Leaf Eco Center to beautify the preserve and help complete the bioswales project.
We planted several native tree species in the bioswales planting beds including Elderberry (Sambucus sp.
), Red Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia
), American Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum
), Winterberry (Ilex verticillata
), and Which Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana
Gwen's dog, Purdy even came out to lend a helping paw, well more so just to watch.
We also added more wood chips to the bioswales to level them up and provide a flat surface for storm water runoff to enter.
We planted White Pine (Pinus strobus) by the apiary to act as a wind break, protecting the hives from the bitter cold during the winter months.
We planted Rudbeckia
which are both native perennial flowers, in front of the kiosk.
We aslo planted Basswood (Tilia americana
) and Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
along the road side by the kiosk. The edible garden received some attention as well, getting some Persimmon and Red Raspberry (Rubus)
On April 19 a group of Girl Scouts helped plant White Oak (Quercus alba) for Earth Day along the forrest edge just south west of the shed.
Thanks to everyone who came out to help make the New Leaf Eco Center a better place!