Trees are simply amazing. They clean air, purify water and slow climate change. All we need to do is plant and care for them. We're once again teaming up with our friends at the Arbor Day Foundation, and thanks to your purchase of Space Camper Cosmic IPA, Boulevard will plant 20,000 trees in 2020.
Check out details below on the various restoration projects and locations that will be supported through this continued partnership.
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The State of Iowa has very little public land and Iowa's state forests demonstrate to citizens the ecological benefits to active forest management. By taking fields out of agricultural production/non-native species, the State can improve the wildlife habitat potential of these areas, decrease forest fragmentation, convert land back to native tree and shrub species, and improve water quality. The trees being planted will insure the use of the forests by game and non-game species and will offer nectar to support at least 534 different pollinator species.
In August 2015, the Frog fire burned 4,863 acres. The fire burned at varying intensities, resulting in a mosaic of vegetation burn severities. 2,560 acres burned at high to very high severity where most, if not all, of the trees were killed. The Frog fire area is dominated by lava rock and many streamers of lava reefs interspersed with what are called “flowerpots” – pockets of higher stand densities nestled in deeper soils amongst the reefs. The focus for spring 2020 planting will be to first find enough suitable planting areas in the flowerpots and start the vegetation process.
The Arbor Day Foundation ships millions of trees per year to its network of +1 million members. Boulevard will support the distribution and planting of 9,000 trees to members throughout its multi-state footprint. The Arbor Day Foundation can provide a report that highlights the general location of where these trees were mailed to quantify the importance of this endeavor.
The Withlacoochee River watershed covers approximately 2,100 square miles in parts of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Marion, Pasco, Polk and Sumter counties. The Withlacoochee River is approximately 160 miles long and originates in the Green Swamp extending northward through eight counties before eventually discharging into the Gulf of Mexico near Yankeetown, Florida. The river is designated an Outstanding Florida Water by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Nestled in the blackland prairies of Travis County are several watersheds that have declined over the years from agriculture and grazing, impairing the water supply for streams that flow into the city of Austin and cause stormwater runoff. Arbor Day Foundation is planting 40,000 trees in roughly 100 acres that will reduce stormwater runoff and return local wildlife including migratory birds, fish, and pollinators.