Bucks Beautifulʼs RePlant Bucks initiative began in 2018 as a direct result of accumulated effects over the past decade of disease, invasive insects and storm damage on Bucks County’s aging tree canopy.  As this has been devastating to witness, we are committed to lead the way in facilitating the reforestation of our local communities. The goal of RePlant Bucks is the planting of 10,000 new trees throughout Bucks County.  Partnering with local nurseries and landscapers, 1,618 trees have already been installed in twenty-three locations throughout the County.   The reforestation will ultimately consist of native oaks, tulips, poplars, evergreens, sugar maples, shagbark hickories, chestnuts and red maples.

Planting Locations:

Barclay Elementary School, Warrington
Peace Valley Park, New Britain
Delaware Valley University, Doylestown
Byersʼ Choice Open Space, Chalfont
Bucks County Audubon Society, Solebury
Woods of Fonthill, Doylestown
Tohickon Valley Park, Pipersville
Poppa Joeʼs Grove - Firehouse, Sellersville
Tinicum Park, Tinicum
Turk Park, Doylestown
George M. Bush Park, Buckingham 

 

 


Lions Pride Park, Warrington
Barness Park, Warrington
Nike Park, Warrington
Aquetong Springs Park, New Hope
Log College, Warminster
Rt. 202 Business Corridor, New Britain 
Pool’s Corner, Doylestown
Mercer Museum, Doylestown
Greenway, Doylestown 
Linton Memorial Park, Newtown 
Newtown Creek, Newtown  

Creating Respite for Rescues

Our friends at the Bucks County SPCA assist animals in need and prevent suffering through rescue, rehoming, cruelty prosecution and community outreach. Animals come to the shelter to find their forever home. One of our upcoming projects is to help keep these animals safe, happy and healthy during their time at the shelter.

Working with Executive Director Linda Reider, we are raising funds to complete the “Creating Respite for Rescue” project. The native trees to be planted on the property will provide a healthy environment to shade the rescued animals from the heat of the summer as they rehabilitate and wait to go to their forever homes.

Carter van Dyke Associates (CVDA) president and RePlant Bucks Committee Chair Peter Fernandez, has been instrumental in getting this project off the ground. Along with Peter, CVDA Landscape Designer Lisa Roman spearheaded this project by donating the time and skills to design a strategic tree canopy that will shelter the animal enclosures, as well as develop a tree lined walking path where prospective rescuers, volunteers and staff can exercise and bond with the animals. Our longtime supporter Christine Gale, from Gale Nurseries has agreed to do the tree installations. 

Together with ongoing support of the Buck Beautiful community and other community partners such as the Charitable Giving Foundation of Penn Community Bank, we are excited to join with the BCSPCA to help protect and enhance the quality of life for the animals at the Upper Bucks shelter site.

RePlant Bucks Receives $25,000 Grant

Beautiful received a $25,000 grant from The Bucks County Industrial Development Authority in partnership with the County of Bucks to fund its RePlant Bucks initiative.  This important collaborative was represented by the planting of a red maple tree and the donation of 500 daffodils from our signature Bulbs for Bucks program.  The grant will enable Bucks Beautiful to install young trees in an effort to compliment various community projects, including Morrisville Borough’s development of “Patriots Park at Historic Summerseat.” 

If you are a local landscape firm interested in this community project, please contact us.

If you are a potential donor, please support us.  We’d love to have you be a part of RePlant Bucks!

Photo - Spotted Lanternfly Adults - source: PSU

Invasive Insects Affecting Our Trees

The Spotted Lanternfly is a threat to several important crops including grapes, peaches and timber trees.  Every landowner who effectively uses control measures will help to reduce the potential for this insect to spread to new territory.  They have plagued PA since 2016, and the damage and expense is exorbitant. Click below to learn how to stop this destructive pest.

Source:  https://extension.psu.edu/what-to-do-if-you-find-spotted-lanternfly

The Emerald Ash Borer has killed more than 40 million ash trees in over 28 United States.  Since June 2007 it has been detected in 62 counties in PA.

Source: http://ento.psu.edu/extension/trees-shrubs/emerald-ash-borer