Manhattan Marsh Reforestation Days

Category: Misc. & Special Interest

Event Date:

Wednesday, May 8 - May 9, 2019


9:00 am


Manhattan Marsh
720 Suder Avenue
Toledo, OH 43612

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Kelly Griffin



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GENERAL EVENT NOTICE: Due to recent concern over the spread of the corona virus, suggests confirming with the actual organizers that this event is still proceeding as planned.

Event Details:

Join our Reforestation efforts at Metroparks Toledo. In 2019 we will be focusing on both Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Manhattan Marsh, a new park under development. Volunteers will assist with tree shelter installation & repair, staking the newly planted trees and mulching or installing weed mat. All volunteers for Reforestation must be age 14 and up. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer Groups: If you'd like to bring a group of volunteers, please contact Kelly Griffin by email or 419-407-9840 to register.

About the Project
At Fallen Timbers Battlefield in Maumee, Metroparks will plant six species of trees: red and white oaks, hickories, black cherries, walnuts, and maples.

Manhattan Marsh, a new Metropark under development, is located in North Toledo. Metroparks will be planting bare root trees to reforest areas that have been cleared as well as ball & burlap trees to provide beautification and shade.

Trees grow about one foot per year under good conditions, so it will take 20 to 30 years for the newly planted areas to begin to resemble a forest ecosystem. That's why it is important to use tree shelters (white tubes) to protect the trees from deer, rabbits and other animals to give them a healthy start. Generally, it takes the trees about three years to begin to grow out of the tubes.

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