Live Stake Planting

Chesapeake Conservancy works in partnership with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Susquehanna University, and the Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy to collect and plant live stakes, living shrub and tree branches that root readily when inserted into the soil. This work is funded by Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds.

These cuttings are embedded into the banks of streams for forest restoration projects. Growing trees on streambanks minimizes the loss of land and provides critical food for stream life and filters upslope runoff.