The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is seeking bids from forest planting contractors to plant 40.31 acres of forest in south-central Pennsylvania. Services sought entail:

  • Planting 10,744 bare-root seedlings during spring 2022 planting season
  • Installation of perforated 5’ deer shelters on all stems

Scope of Work

The contractor shall be responsible for providing all equipment, material and supplies to complete the tree planting projects and maintenance according to the planting specifications & contractor’s responsibilities listed below. The contractor shall scalp away the turf at each tree seedling planting location, hand plant (dibble bar or hoedad only) approximately 10,744 bare-root tree seedlings, install approximately 10,744 five-foot (5’) perforated tree shelters, with 1”x1” white oak stakes, reversible ties, and netting on approximately 40.31 acres between April 1, 2022 and June 1, 2022. Trees will be planted on 10 properties in Adams, Bedford, Lycoming, Union, and Lancaster Counties Pennsylvania; precise site locations are withheld for landowner privacy but will be provided on request.


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