May 13, 2020

Thousands Of Trees Planted In Central Indiana

Thousands Of Trees Planted In Central Indiana

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has a goal to plant 1 million trees in the state over the next five years.  The Central Indiana Land Trust is helping with those efforts by planting more than 10,000 trees this week.

Executive Director Cliff Chapman says oak, hickory and other trees will be planted at the Glacier’s End Nature Preserve in Johnson County, and at Mossy Point Nature Preserve in Parke County.

“Over time the fields that we are planting here will fill in with all the other trees to associate with a central Indiana forest or maybe a Brown County hills forest," says Chapman.

“Planting trees at such a large scale in a state that lost most of its forest in the 19th century will do more for our children and our state’s future than many of us can imagine,” says Chapman. “Trees naturally scrub carbon from the air, helping to mitigate the negative impact airborne carbon has on our planet, and the increased forest lands will provide a home for endangered species, natural havens for Hoosiers and countless other invaluable benefits.”

Chapman says they are working on purchase agreements for additional land in order to plant more trees next year.

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