Before and After

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Clearing the area

For properties choked with blackberry, the first step is to clear the area for planting.

Planting and protecting natives

After the initial site clearing, native trees and shrubs are planted into the area with tubes to guard against wildlife browse and mulch to protect against competing


Before restoration, this area was overgrown with blackberries and other weeds (1). The area is cleared (2), allowing beautiful native trees and shrubs to come back (3).

Over time the native trees and shrubs that we plant will restore the streamside to its natural beauty, protecting the bank from erosion and providing shade for the creek.