Blake Landscapes staff today planted 260 native hardwood trees as part of a riparian buffer planting project in Leesburg’s Exeter community.
Forrested buffers along stream banks help keep the water clean by filtering out sediment and nutrients before they reach the stream channel. The trees also cool stream water and improve habitat for many forms of wildlife.
“It’s great to be able to use our expertise in tree installation in a way that benefits the environment and the community,” said Blake Landscape VP Brad Yurish, who coordinated the project. “I always enjoy being a part of this type of public/private partnership.”
The project was largely funded by the County of Loudoun and was fully supported by the Exeter Homeowners Association, which provided additional funding.
Please check out the links below for more information on riparian buffer plantings and how you or your community can get involved: