East Bradford Township is proud to take part in an ambitious statewide effort to plant 10 million trees throughout Pennsylvania by the end of 2025.
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, coordinated by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, brings together a broad array of agencies, conservation groups, outdoor enthusiasts, businesses, and individuals to address a threat to Pennsylvania communities: polluted water.
Roughly 19,000 miles of Pennsylvania’s rivers and streams are impaired by polluted runoff, including the East Branch Brandywine Creek, Plum Run and Valley Creek in East Bradford Township.
Trees are a key part of the solution. Trees filter and absorb polluted runoff from the land, stabilize stream banks, improve soil quality, reduce flooding, and provide habitat for wildlife.
To learn more about the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership visit http://www.TenMillionTrees.org or contact Rich Phifer for more information and to learn about upcoming local tree planting opportunities.
Did you know?
Tree Fact 1: A tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide each year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old. It is estimated that United States forests absorb about 10% of the country’s CO2 emissions each year.
Tree Fact 2: Trees in a forest can ‘talk’ and share nutrients through an underground internet built by soil fungi.
Tree Fact 3: A large oak tree can consume about 100 gallons of water per day and can drop 10,000 acorns in one year.
Tree Fact 4: Adding just one native tree to an open pasture can increase its bird biodiversity from almost zero species to as high as 80.
Tree Fact 5: Properly placed trees can lower stress, raise property values and reduce a home’s energy costs.