Marko Bey, who worked 10 seasons on a contract crew, planted
more than a million trees in his career and loved the physical demands of the work.
AMERICAN FORESTS planted
a willow oak near Pennsylvania Avenue and First Street NW last fall in commemoration of its 125th anniversary and to kick off its Wildfire ReLeaf campaign.
To mimic this potential spread, Burke and Rieseberg bred OxOx into a wild species and planted
the enhanced offspring in cages in California, Indiana, and North Dakota.
That group planted
its 200,000th tree along the Interstate 90 corridor as part of its "200,000 Trees in 2000" project.
The fire's effect on the longleaf seedlings, and on the plugs of wiregrass planted
among them as an understory, will be nearly as dramatic as rain falling on some desert plants.
PLANTING: Camellias are usually planted
in the late fall through the early spring.
Ten acres of riparian forest buffer was planted
along a highly visible tributary of the Patapsco River.
This restoration project, begun in 1994, has so far planted
63,500 seedlings toward its goal of 500,000 slash pine on 1,000 acres.
1946: At the Third American Forest Congress, it is noted that 75 million acres of forestland are either poorly planted
or not being replanted at all.
The plants will soak up the water and can then safely be planted
Money is tight and federal programs are being slashed left and right, but trees are still being planted
in towns and cities across the country.
If a plant can sit in its pot for a day or more in the location it will be planted
, it has a chance to get used to the new location before its roots are stressed by the transplanting.