One Tree at a Time! — 10 Comments

  1. Sounds like a good time getting out with old friends and doing some community service! I had a question reading through this – what happened to the forest that was her previously? Was it logged or did the trees die from salt creeping in?

    • Kim, it really was good/great/wonderful, all those adjectives/adverbs, to be out doing restoration again with old friends in the field. The previous cypress trees were killed by saltwater intrusion, most likely from storm surges; however, you might notice the new levee in one of the photos? Well, these new trees are now on the protected “inside” of the levee and should be able to take hold and grow well. They predict about 80% of what we planted will actually survive under normal circumstances.

    • Thank you Bonita, but I don’t do nearly what I used to in terms of wetland advocacy. Sometimes, other things in life take precedence, so I’m very grateful that I was able to take advantage of this opportunity to give a little back to the bayou that has given us so much throughout the years.

  2. WOW, 30,000 trees in total planted! That’s a HUGE project!
    I’m glad you had the chance to reconnect with friends and acquaintances. A big thanks to all who participated in trying to save our wetlands.

    • I again join you in thanking all those involved. It’s invigorating, to say the least. Actually, there is a cypress planting soon in around the Manchac area, if I’m not mistaken, if you’re interested!!!

  3. Wendy. Thanks for being a part of this important day. How wonderful it was to place 2000 bald cypress into the same ground where the stick remnants of former cypress trees remain. Its a great push back against some of the worst coastal loss that can be seen from the road at Point Aux Chenes!

    Thanks again


    • Charles, it was my great pleasure and honor to be out in the field doing a little positive restoration again! It’s been a while since I did a planting, and it was great! So well organized, and it went like clockwork! Thanks for all you contributed to the effort! Oh, the things we can do when we all work toward a common goal that benefits us all! BW

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