Planting Green Corridors
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Planting Green Corridors

More than 100 volunteers from Cambridge Associates in Arlington worked through Friday afternoon, Sept. 14 planting native trees along the W&OD bike trail at Bon Air Park.

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More than 100 volunteers from Cambridge Associates helped plant trees along the west slope of ...

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Shovels, hoes and an assortment of other tools were provided by the county for the ...

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Volunteers sign waiver forms and pick-up gardening gloves at Bon-Air Park.

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Arlington County environmental landscape supervisor Patrick Wegeng explains the process of the afternoon tree planting.

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Sean Duppin and the other volunteers select tools for the planting.

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Ben Robins and Francisco Aquirre plant their first tree of the afternoon.

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Sam Kallevig, Chris Cosgrove and James Russo carefully remove the burlap to expose the root ...

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Steph Miller distributes a little mulch over the base of the young tree.

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Jameswood 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Since 2001 Green Corridors has planted more than 140,000 trees in the Turitea Valley and Summerhill areas. This has created a fantastic habitat for native birds, improved water quality for native fish, and produced a beautiful bush network for walking, running, biking and relaxing.

Green Corridors is a voluntary group that works with Council to plan and oversee the planting of reserve areas to encourage native biodiversity. The group has given considerable time and expertise to establishing a series of revegetation projects and continues to seek new locations for further green corridor planting in the city.

Green Corridors is mainly made up of professionals who have the support of their employers, or who forego professional fees and personal time to be involved. Council aspires to make the city a more welcoming place for plants, birds, pollinators and fish, and increased planting contributes to this goal.

Green Corridors calculates the costs of revegetating land on a per hectare basis. The group aims to plant 10,000 plants a year. The cost per plant covers pioneer plants, planting, spray releasing and maintenance in the first year and replacement plants where needed.

The planting season usually runs from May to September. Outside the planting season, the group plans future planting, raises seedlings and maintains existing areas.

For every $5 donated an eco-sourced native tree will be planted. Donations in 2015-16 will go towards planting in the Titoki Reserve in the Summerhill Area. For every $12,500 collected Green Corridors will be able to plant an extra hectare of native plants.

Each hectare of native plants will offset 3,825 tonnes of CO2-e over the next 50 years. Green Corridors offers individuals, businesses, and organisations an opportunity to offset their carbon emissions in a way that benefits the local community. Not only will Green Corridors tree planting offset carbon emissions but it will also further enhance the ecological and recreational features of the region. Artificial Boxwood Hedges

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