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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Goshen Tree Tenders live-stake planting

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The Goshen Tree Tenders cut and planted live stakes (shrub branches) along the creek at West Goshen Township's Barker Park to become new rooted stems.  Live stakes help stabilize streams, lessen erosion, moderate temperatures and improve water quality/flow. The native shrubs (alder, dogwood, choke and elderberry, hardhack and willow) also provide food and habitat for aquatic and terrestrial life. 

Read more about live staking for stream restoration HERE

Before planting, looking downstream
Before planting, looking downstream
New sign on bridge
New sign on bridge
Driving a pilot hole while avoiding stream disturbance
Driving a pilot hole while avoiding stream disturbance
Planting sticks in the pilot holes - locations flaggedPlanting sticks in the pilot holes - locations flaggedMore plantingMore plantingAfter planting, looking upstreamAfter planting, looking upstream
A happy wood frog thanks us for taking care of the waterway
A happy wood frog thanks us for taking care of the waterway


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