Harvesting for new growth
July 30, 2020
Imagine getting a haircut to rid split ends and let new hair grow. That’s more or less what Seneca has been doing this summer to renew about 52 acres of forested area at King Campus.
The project is part of a 20-year forestry plan with multiple goals: environmental protection, biological diversity, recreation, nature appreciation, education and preserving wildlife habitat. By selective harvesting in the forest, new tree growth is made possible.
Also known as a thinning operation, the work will create gaps in the canopy and promote regeneration of native species.