NRCS District Conservationist and Soil Conservationist Participate in Tin
District Conservationist, Nels Liljedahl, and
NRCS Soil Conservationist, Deb
Eddison, spoke to a crowd of about twenty-five on how to plant and
transplant trees and shrubs to maximize conservation, survivability and
growth. The demonstration was one of many "Eco-forums" hosted by
the Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, New Hampshire, and
partially funded by the
Liljedahl has many years experience with
NRCS and as a private landscape
professional in Maine and
New Hampshire. Ms. Eddison is a forester and soils professional.
NRCS has numerous ongoing conservation projects with landowners in
The Tin Mountain Conservation Center
provides education programs that foster greater awareness and
understanding of the natural environment for school children, adults,
During the Eco-forum demonstration,
Mr. Liljedahl and Ms. Eddison discussed different native and non-native
plantings that attract wildlife and pollinators. They highlighted
appropriate planting practices depending upon the application, outlined
ways to select and handle healthy planting stock, and spoke about
invasive species: why they are a concern, and how to avoid them.
The demonstration included proper planting practices for small to large
conifers, root-bound plants, and transplanted shrubs and trees. Mr.
Liljedahl frequently reinforced the importance of "not planting too
deep" as a major reason for planting failures.