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DINGMANS CREEK RIGHT BANK RIPARIAN VEGETATION PLANTINGS, WITH SOME SOIL CHOKE & PLANTING OF EXISTING Rt. 209 DELAWARE WATER GAP NATIONAL RECREATION.

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1 DINGMANS CREEK RIGHT BANK RIPARIAN VEGETATION PLANTINGS, WITH SOME SOIL CHOKE & PLANTING OF EXISTING Rt. 209 DELAWARE WATER GAP NATIONAL RECREATION AREA NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PROJECT CONSTRUCTED JULY 24, 2008

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3 We were going to veg the Mega-slide site today but rain & high water (we could not cross the creek) left us in a dilemma?? MEGA-SLIDE PLANTING-DINGMAN’S CR. PIX BY DERRICK

4 Now what to do? Let’s plant some other sites!!! MEGA-SLIDE PLANTING-DINGMAN’S CR. PIX BY DERRICK

5 PROBLEMS  The right bank of Dingmans Creek immediately upstream of the Rt. 209 bridge is a flat field with herbaceous vegetation, but no tall trees or shrubs.  The existing unvegetated heavy riprap on the right bank is a source of heat to the stream. Large interstices between riprap stones make planting difficult.

6  E stablish a continuous riparian corridor on the right descending bank from an existing forest downstream to the State Rt. 209 highway bridge. A rubber tire backhoe was used to dig trenches for both unrooted & rooted stock trees & woody shrubs.  Utilizing a gravel & soil choke, some areas of the existing heavy riprap bank & bridge protection were planted with both unrooted & rooted stock trees & woody shrubs. SOLUTIONS (THE PLAN)

7 DINGMANS Route 209 PARTIAL SOIL CHOKE & PLANTING OF EXISTING RIPRAP, PLUS PLANTING A 50’ WIDE BY 200’ LONG RIPARIAN BUFFER

8 CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS by Dave Derrick, July 24, 2008

9 We will partially choke & plant this existing large stone riprap PLANTING RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMAN’S CR. PIX BY DERRICK

10 CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS PARTIAL SOIL CHOKE & PLANTING OF EXISTING RIPRAP

11 One hole to soil choke & plant within the existing large riprap PLANTING RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMAN’S CR. PIX BY DERRICK

12 Soil choking interstices between large riprap stones. PLANTING RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMAN’S CR. PIX BY DERRICK

13 Soil choking riprap & planting adventitious rooting poles. PLANTING RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMAN’S CR. PIX BY DERRICK

14 Planting poles & rooted-stock plants in riprap. Gravel choke installed underneath soil-choke. PLANTING RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMAN’S CR. PIX BY DERRICK

15 CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS ”TURKEY FOOT” TRENCH PLANTING A 50’ WIDE BY 200’ LONG RIPARIAN BUFFER

16 “Turkey Foot” Trench planting configuration A cost-effective planting method with the rubber tire back hoe positioned in one spot Hoe sits here, digs in 3 directions

17 Looking “Turkey Foot” Slit Trench plantings on right bank floodplain. PLANTING RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMAN’S CR. PIX BY DERRICK

18 5 species of poles (willow, dogwood, river birch, witch hazel, & ninebark) were planted using the “Turkey Foot” Trench method PLANTING RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMAN’S CR. PIX BY DERRICK

19 Looking planted riparian area. Thirteen unrooted & rooted-stock tree & shrub species were planted. PLANTING RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMAN’S CR. PIX BY DERRICK

20 14 MONTHS AFTER PROJECT COMPLETION Photos By Dave Derrick SEPTEMBER 24, 2009

21 14 MONTHS AFTER PROJECT COMPLETION ”TURKEY FOOT” TRENCH PLANTING A 50’ WIDE BY 200’ LONG RIPARIAN BUFFER

22 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK MONTHS LATER-Some shrubs & trees popping out of the herbaceous veg.

23 14 MONTHS LATER- Looking planted area. Several shrubs & trees visible in the herbaceous veg. 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

24 14 MONTHS LATER-Bethany Hackenjos holding 2 plantings 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

25 14 MONTHS LATER- Robust Sycamore tree. 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

26 14 MONTHS LATER-Bethany with shrubs. 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

27 14 MONTHS LATER-Rt. 209 bridge-riparian growing well 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

28 14 MONTHS LATER- Two Oak tree plantings. 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

29 14 MONTHS LATER- Fast-growing Sycamore tree. 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

30 14 MONTHS LATER-Robust dogwood landward of riprap 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

31 14 MONTHS AFTER PROJECT COMPLETION PARTIAL SOIL CHOKE & PLANTING OF EXISTING RIPRAP

32 14 MONTHS LATER- Looking downstream. Sycamore trees growing in soil- choked riprap will provide shade & reduce warming of riprap stone. 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

33 14 MONTHS LATER- Sycamore & Oak trees growing. 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

34 14 MONTHS LATER- Looking streamside plantings & native plants. 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

35 14 MONTHS LATER-Planted & native trees & shrubs growing well. 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

36 14 MONTHS LATER- Nature is helping out with Virginia Creeper covering some of the riprap. 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

37 14 MONTHS LATER-Looking US. Over time exposed riprap will be shaded by mature plantings. 14 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORRIDOR-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

38 25 MONTHS AFTER CONSTRUCTION Photos by Dave Derrick SEPT. 12, 2010

39 25 MONTHS LATER-Looking streamside trees & shrubs growing well. 25 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORR.-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

40 25 MONTHS LATER-Many shrubs are doing well. 25 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORR.-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

41 25 MONTHS LATER-Serious & continuous deer browse. 25 MONTHS LATER- RIPARIAN CORR.-DINGMANS CR. DERRICK

42 1947 Wurlitzer & Cleophus Speed Elvis Derrick


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