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Forest regeneration agreement signed in US

US-based technology provider ArborGen has signed a long-term partnership with the College of Charleston Foundation to support forest conservation and restoration efforts.

Its first order of business was to donate 75,000 Longleaf Pone seedlings that will be planted over the next few months across 144 acres of Dixie plantation.

‘We are grateful for ArborGen’s partnership,’ says George Watt Jr., executive director of the College of Charleston Foundation.  ‘This support will further enable the Foundation and the College’s mission to protect and preserve this ‘living laboratory’ and vital habitat while providing educational benefits at Dixie Plantation for generations to come.’

Dixie Plantation is a 881-acre property hosting myriad ecosystems include Longleaf Pine forests, wetlands, savannahs, tidal marshes, as well as brackish, saltwater and fresh-water ponds.  The College of Charleston Foundation wants to restore Dixie to its original purpose as a ‘conservationist's classroom’.