ONC Tree Plantings
Yesterday, the O’Hara Nature Centered carried out its tree-planting project with CJ Reilly and Peter Strom, using best practices in social distancing, to plant and tag 233 native trees and shrub saplings in and around the grounds and woods of the O’Hara Nature Center. Some of these plants include: Pussy will (Salix discolor), Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), Northern bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica), Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), Black cherry (Prunus serotina), Red oak (Quercus rubra), Grey dogwood (Cornus racemosa) and Butternut hickory (Carya cordiformis).
When the project concludes, there will be a total of 300 native trees added to the Irvington Woods and O’Hara Nature Center that will help build the biodiversity in plant and animal life. The data from the planted trees will be used to create a digital GIS map for the Irvington Recreation and Parks Department to use in its future work in the Irvington Woods.