Truman Reforestation - Green Lane Nature Trail 

Along Mill Creek Rd. Across from Truman High School and Benjamin Franklin Middle School (in Bristol Township, Pa) 

Remediation Project Description

Google Map

Excel Events acquired a land owner agreement with Bucks County, PA to remediate 20 acres of dilapidated county corridor forest land across from Truman High School, and Ben Franklin middle school along Mill Creek Rd in Bristol Township, PA. Everything from concept to project design, providing tools and equipment needed, volunteer instruction, purchasing of trees, connecting seedling for schools grant, and coordinating multiple partners, Excel Events has started it's largest multi-year reforestation project to date. The intention of this project is to establish a nature trail and food forest using only native trees, shrubs, wildflower and grasses in an area that was an invasive plant overrun eye sore. 

Truman High School and Ben Franklin middle school students will participate in developing this site and also benefit by gaining an outdoor classroom to help learn about the environment through STEM education. This site also has access to Mill Creek on Green Lane where a new Ghost Forest has developed. We will also provide erosion control through a riparian buffer and planting some wetland trees to help re-green the ghost forest wetland.

None of this is possible without the help of Bucks County Conservation District, Bristol Township Public Works, and Sewa. 

Truman High School and Benjamin Franklin Middle School students will get 1600 trees/shrubs. Truman High School Environmental club ordered Bareroot saplings from PA Game Commission - Seedlings for schools program from Howard County Nursery. 

Students will plant one tree per student of these species: 

130 trees/shrubs nursery trees, funded by Excel Events, will be planted by Excel Events volunteers that sign up, Sewa, and CFS.

Partners

Scope of Reforestation Project

Volunteer Dates


Site Preparation:

2-24-24  9 am-12 noon

3-23-24  9 am-12 noon (rain cancelled)

3-30-24  9 am-12 noon


Planting: (100 trees)

Saturday 4-13-24  (9 am - 12 noon) and (1pm - 4pm) 

Sunday   4-14-24  (9 am - 12 noon) and (1pm - 4pm) 

Saturday 4-20-24  (9 am - 12 noon) and (1pm - 4pm) 

(rain date or if we do not complete previous weekend)


Truman Reforestation 2024 - explained

Google Map of Mill Creek Rd forest remediation

(2-24-2024) Truman Trash Clean up

CFS (youth volunteer group)

Across Truman High School -  (Saturday 2-24-24)

(3-9-2024) Truman Vine Removal

Sewa

Across From Truman High School (Saturday 3-9-24)

(3-14-2024) Truman First Tree Planted / Vine Removal

Truman Environmental Club 

Across From Truman High School (Thursday 3-14-24)

(3-24-2024) Native grass and wildflower seed 

(3-30-2024) Site Prep with Sewa and CSF

4-5-24 (Tree Pickup and wood chip delivery)

We had the first wood chip drop and picked up the Excel Events funded trees for the Green Lane nature trail.

Native Trees and Shrubs:

4-5-24 (Clear debris and seed)

4-12-24 (Tubex and Oak Stakes Pickup)

Deer Protection 

Provided by Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership

Thank you Bucks County Conservation District and Penn State - Master Watershed Stewards for picking the Deer protection up. 

4-13-24 (Day 1 of planting 110 Excel Events funded Trees)

Thank you Sewa and CFS around 50 volunteers from Sewa, and 9 from CFS planted many trees and cleared Sticker Bush to prepare the site to plant more trees the following day.

4-13-24 (Day 2 of planting 110 Excel Events funded Trees)

Thank you Sewa. 30 volunteers from Sewa planted many trees and cleared Mile a Minute from a planting area making room for White Spruce with Truman Students.

Species of trees

Persimmon

River Birch

Sweet Bay Magnolia

White Spruce

Species of Shrubs

Lowbush Blueberries

NineBark

Silky Dogwood