Here are some projects that we are currently working on!
Mather Mill Riparian Restoration
30+ trees planted in November 2021 – Photo Gallery
We’re planting native, water-loving trees in this flood-prone riparian zone in Whitemarsh Township. We’ve planted small trees like Pussy Willows, Hawthorns and Redbuds near the powerlines, and large canopy trees further back.
Whitemarsh Township Parks
35+ trees planted since 2020
Colonial Canopy Trees works closely with Whitemarsh Township to plant trees on public lands. Whitemarsh Township has purchased close to 40 trees for their parks last year, and CCT helps get them in the ground by organizing volunteer events.
Sandwood Park Forest Restoration – Plymouth Township
25+ of our trees planted since 2020 – Photo Gallery
Sandwood Park is an undeveloped natural park in Plymouth Township. Mature Oaks, Hickories, Cherries and Maples are present already, but years of mowing has prevented forest regeneration. We’re working to mulch large areas under mature trees, plant the next generation of canopy trees, and restore the understory brush by removing invasives and planting native shrubs and wildflowers.
Bicentennial Park – Plymouth Township
10+ total trees planted since 2020
This park contains a section of the Sawmill Run creek. We’re working to restore this riparian zone that has been hit hard by the Emerald Ash Borer and invasive plants. We’re planting large canopy trees like Swamp White Oaks and Sycamores, and installing smaller trees like Pussy Willows and Silky Dogwoods along the creek bed to reduce erosion and flooding.
40+ trees planted since 2020 – Photo Gallery
Colonial Canopy Trees works closely with the Whitemarsh Woods HOA to restore native tree coverage in common areas throughout the neighborhood, improve privacy and noise screening along Germantown Pike, and to remove invasvive species. WW has allocated funds to budget for more native trees each year, and CCT helps choose species and organize volunteer events!