COWAN LAKE — Two-hundred Virginia pine trees were planted Saturday at the Cowan Lake State Park Campground. The trees were planted close together in order to create pine groves once they mature.
Last fall, 100 hackberry trees were planted in the campground with a 100 percent survival rate, according to Wade Hall, President of Friends Caring for Cowan Lake State Park.
The trees are being planted to replace the ash trees that were killed by the emerald ash borer. In addition, seeds from Ohio native wildflowers were spread out at the planting sites.
This project was made possible by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ Family Community Service Program, ODNR Division of Forestry, park management and park volunteers.
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