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1st Tree Shelter Begins to Split

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


The protective tree shelter surrounding an American sycamore that was planted along the Paulins Kill River five years ago is getting ready to be removed. The tree shelters are designed to have a perforated seam that begins to split when the tree’s diameter is wide enough to survive a buck rubbing its antlers against the trunk of the tree. Over the next few months, this sycamore will be the first of 12,000+ planted trees to have its shelter removed by WRWMG staff, marking a historic day for the Paulins Kill floodplain reforestation project.