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PLANT NURSERY

The restoration of such a large area will require significant planting at the edges of the restored stream bed and throughout the reparian corridor. The Eel River Headwaters Restoration project, for example, required over 24,000 plants, with over 17,000 of these Atlantic White Cedar.

During the design phase, a planting framework will be developed that focuses on selecting and situating appropriate species to colonize both the restored wetlands and the adjacent uplands.  The selection of species will reflect specific goals related to overall morphology, water chemistry, and diverse habitat; the planting plan will reflect design goals for each cell of the project.  The required stock will be propagated off-site at nurseries specializing in the particular species. Tidmarsh Farms will develop on-site capacity to grow at least some of these plants from the seedling stage onwards until they are planted on site.   This effort will extend the initial tree farms that have been established on the farm.

This Week on the Farm

July-Oct 2014

  1. Scientific American cover story by Dublon and Paradiso on sensor networks deployed across Tidmarsh.
  2. July 20, 1 PM, Plimoth Plantation. Join Alex Hackman and Glorianna for a talk about the restoration.
  3. Will post details for 2 community events soon: Neighborhood clean up of the Fresh Pond Connector; Kite flying to map vegetation at Tidmarsh.
  4. September-November: expeditions to collect seed of targeted plant species. If you would like to help out with this project, contact us at tidmarshRestoration@gmail.com
  5. October 25: Fresh Pond Connector clean up.
  • Contact Us: With comments/questions/request for an information meeting: tidmarshRestoration@gmail.com or call directly; Glorianna Davenport, Tidmarsh Farms, 617-642-7934.
  • A Reminder: Tidmarsh is a privately owned, posted property. Unauthorized use is prohibited!

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