Merrimack River Watershed, Massachusetts
“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir
The Merrimack River is 117 miles long, starting in New Hampshire, flowing through Massachusetts and eventually empties in the Gulf of Maine. One of the best ways to reduce pollution reaching the Bay is by planting trees. The collective goal of this planting project is to protect water resources, as well as to improve resilience of these new forests to adapt to climate stressors and to maintain forest ecosystems health and vitality.
Trees filter and reduce polluted runoff and decrease greenhouse gases (nitrogen and phosphorous) that contribute to climate change. Planted near and along the watershed waterways, these trees act as buffers to pollution as well as stabilize riverbanks, cool water temperatures, mitigate flooding, and improve general habitat quality.
These trees will play a critical roll in supporting soil health alongside the river and streams and adjacent lands. As a result, drinking water sources are cleansed and native water habitat is improved.
Tree species to be planted are indigenous to the area and include Red, Sugar, and Silver Maple, Oak, Spruce, and White Pine.
The Merrimack River watershed is huge, the fourth largest watershed in New England, encompassing 5,010 square miles.
It includes all or parts of approximately 200 communities, with almost 2.6 million people.
It is not conducive to a virtual tour, but is better visualized on the map below:
As you can see, the Merrimack River basically mimics the borer line between New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Please understand that this is the general area of the tree planting. Your tree will be planted among thousands of other
gift trees and there is no plaque designating the gift tree and visiting the tree is unfortunately not possible.
Know that the tree planting project is making a monumental difference for the earth and
opening a new doorway to the world for future generations. If you have any questions, please
view our contact information at: www.thegiftedtree.com/contact-us/.
Preserve Their Legacy For Future Generations.
Location listed on tree tribute planting certificate = Merrimack River Watershed, Massachusetts
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