panoramic view of winding river in Chesapeake Watershed area



10 Million Tree Partnership

This project addresses agricultural, forestry, and stormwater goals within the PA Chesapeake Bay PA WIP3 and would help make progress toward the PA WIP3 goal of 83,000 acres of buffers within the Susquehanna and Potomac watersheds. While many projects are directed to farmland, it may not exclusively be agricultural lands depending on the priorities and demand within the counties. Priority counties mentioned below, while each unique, have a significant agricultural production presence. Depending what commodity selected, these counties account for more than half of agricultural production in PA. Crop yields and livestock units combine to increase nutrient loading. Seven of the eight counties are in southern Pennsylvania with a high nutrient and sediment delivery load to the Chesapeake Bay.  Priority sites include:

  • Trees along and upland of streams (particularly along agricultural properties known as “riparian buffers”)
  • Includes upland, agroforestry, and silvopasture plantings
  • Urban and suburban (including focused street tree plantings within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed)
  • Mine land landscapes via the recommendations from the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Forestry Reclamation Approach.

Ecological Benefits

Adding 10 million native trees to the Pennsylvania landscape will improve the Bay’s water quality by stabilizing stream and river banks, filtering water flow from agricultural, urban, and abandoned mine land environments. Unprecedented resources and streamlined access to diverse species of high-quality trees and supplies to encourage healthy forest buffer implementation. The goal is more than just planting trees. The proposal insists on services and products that favor thriving forest buffers that result in significant nutrient and sediment reductions for years.  Adding 10 million native trees to the Pennsylvania landscape will boost the economy through trees’ ability to reduce public health costs, crime, and engaging local industry such as nurseries, garden centers and like-minded industries.

Tree Species

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Am. plum
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
American Crabapple (Malus coronaria)
American Crabapple (Malus coronaria)
American Elm (Ulmus Americana)
American Hazelnut (Corylus Americana)
American Plum (Prunus Americana)
Arrowwood (Vibernum Dentatum)
Balsam Fir (Abies Balsamea)
Basswood (Tilia Americana)
Bigtooth Aspen (Populus Grandidentata)
Bitternut Hickory (Carya Cordiformis)
Black Cherry (Prunus Serotina)
Black Chokeberry (Aronia Melanocarpa)
Black Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra)
Black Gum (Nyssa Sylvatica)
Black Locust (Robinia Pseudoacacia)
Black Oak (Quercus Velutina)
Black Walnut (Juglans Nigra)
Black Willow (Salix Nigra)
Blackhaw Viburnum (Viburnum Prunifolium)
Box elder
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus Occidentalis)
Chestnut Oak (Quercus Prinus)
Easter Red Cedar (Juniperus Virginiana)
Eastern (Canadian) Hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis)
Eastern Redbud (Cercis Canadensis)
Eastern White Pine (Pinus Strobus)
Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis)
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus Florida)
Grey Birch (Betula Populifolia)
Grey Dogwood (Cornus Racemosa) or 1600?
Hackberry (Celtis Occidentalis)
Hawthorn (Crataegus Phaenopyrum)
Hazel nut
Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium Corymbosum)
Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum Trilobum)
Honey Locust (Gleditsia Triancanthos)
Hop-Hornbeam (Ostrya Virginiana)
Inkberry Holly (Ilex Glabra)
Mapleleaf Viburnum (Viburnum Acerifolium)
Nannyberry (Viburnum Lentago)
Ninebark (Physocarpus Opulifolius)
Paw Paw (Asiminia Triloba)
Persimmon (Diosptros Virginiana)
Pin Oak (Quercus Palustris)
Pussy Willow (Salix Discolor)
Quaking Aspen (Populus Tremuloides)
Raspberry (Rubus Occidentalis)
Red Chokeberry (Aronia Arbutifolia)
Red Maple (Acer Rubrum)
Red Mulberry (Morus Rubera)
Red Oak (Quercus Rubra)
Red-Osier Dogwood (Cornus Stolonifera)
River Birch (Betula Nigra)
Sandbar Willow (Salix Exigua)
Sassafras (Sassafras Albidum)
Scarlet Oak (Quercus Coccinea)
Serviceberry (Amelanchier Canadensis)
Shagbark Hickory (Carya Ovata)
Silky Dogwood (Cornus Amomum)
Silky Willow (Salix Sericea)
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Speckled Alder (Alnus Rugosa)
Spicebush (Lindera Benzoin)
Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum)
Swamp White Oak (Quercus Bicolor)
Sweet Bay Magnolia (Magnolia Virginiana)
Sweet Gum (Liquidambar Styraciflua)
Sycamore (Platanus Occidentalis)
Tulip Polar (Liriodendron Tulipfera)
White Oak (Quercus Alba)
White pine
White Spruce (Picea Glauca)
Winterberry (Ilex Vericillata)
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana)
Yellow Birch (Betula Alleghanienis)
Yellow poplar


Planting program information with usage permission provided by One Tree Planted


P.O. Box 1548
Pittsboro, NC 27312