Planting Location: Riparian area along the West Branch of Owego Creek, Tompkins County, NY.
Project Description/Objective: Reforest headwaters of the W. Branch of Owego Creek for flood attenuation, bank stabilization, and habitat corridor expansion.
Ecological Benefits: Following an aquatic passage obstruction removal for eastern brook trout, planting trees and shrubs in the area add habitat, temperature regulation, and bank stabilization to the area.
Community Benefits: Reforesting this area will provide habitat continuity to the area and complement a Finger Lakes Land Trust easement to forever protect the property from development.
Types of Trees: White spruce, Tulip tree, sugar maple, swamp white oak, sycamore
Number of Trees Donated by Noble Oak: 1,500