The town of Boone partnered with the High County Audubon Society for a tree planting event at the Bolick Property on June 25.
The town of Boone originally purchased the Bolick Property in 2016, and has permanently conserved approximately 31 acres of the 54 acre property. The partnership HCAS began when the town, working with New River Conservancy and Watauga County, embarked on a restoration of the South Fork New River flowing by the Bolick Property.
The High Country Audubon Society — whose mission is to encourage beginning birders and experts alike in the five-county area of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga and Wilkes, and engage in conservation, education, and research for the benefit of the birds of western North Carolina — purchased more than 260 trees using grant funding to benefit the reforestation of the Bolick Property.
Trees purchased and planted included Hemlocks, Basswoods, Sycamore, Cherry, Sourwood, Hazel Nut, Witch Hazel, and Dogwood trees as well as shrubs like rhododendrons, mountain laurel and silky dogwood.
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