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The Denver Shade Tree Commission will celebrate Arbor Day in the Borough of Denver with a ceremony and tree planting project on Saturday, April 28, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the rear lot of the former Denver House property located at 240 Main Street, Denver. The Ceremony will include the reading of the Arbor Day Proclamation by Mayor Rodney Redcay, and will be followed by the presentation of the Tree City USA designation by a representative from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
Following the Ceremony, the Shade Tree Commission and volunteers will complete the Denver House Riparian Buffer Project. This Project includes the planting of 68 trees in the designated riparian buffer easement adjacent to the Cocalico Creek.
The list of native trees to be planted in this urban riparian buffer include Red Maple, Silver Maple, Yellow Birch, American Sycamore, Black Gum, Pin Oak, Black Willow, Flowering Dogwood, Serviceberry, Redbud, and Smooth Sumac.
The Denver House Riparian Buffer area totals approximately .21 acres. Based on the requirements of the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Best Management Practice (BMP) for riparian buffers, trees shall be planted at a density sufficient to provide 320 trees per acre at maturity. Using these guidelines, a riparian buffer easement of .21 acres will require the planting of 68 trees.
Volunteers for this project are needed. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Municipal Building at 717-336-2831 and leave your name.