Bucks Beautifulʼs newest 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, 1,525 young trees have already been installed in sixteen select 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
Lions Pride Park, Warrington
Barness Park, Warrington
Nike Park, Warrington
Aquetong Springs Park, New Hope
Log College, Warminster
Pool’s Corner, Doylestown

 

Bucks 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 would like to learn more about this important project, please view the links below at:
 In the News – Our Tree Canopy.

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!

Invasive Insects Affecting our Trees

Photo – Spotted Lanternfly Adults – source: PSU

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

In 2014 the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reported that ash forests in Pennsylvania had been reduced by 12%. Andrew Liebhold, a research entomologist with the United States Forest Service said, “Ninety-nine percent of the ashes in North America are probably going to die.” And, it can take as little as two years for the ash borer to kill a tree. This loss of Ash trees has been most dramatic in our public parks, where ash is a major species.

In the News – Our Tree Canopy

Spotted Lanternfly Could Cost PA $325M, Thousands of Jobs – Doylestown Patch January 22, 2020

Insect Infected Trees Come Down at Aquetong Spring in Solebury 

Emerald Ash Borer Presentation in Tinicum
Newtown Township – The walking trails at the Clark Nature Center are closed to the public due to the presence of Emerald Ash Borer and its effects.

Nockamixon State Park, Quakertown – Park issues firewood collection permits to collect wood from timber salvage