Ecological Restoration

Cornell Botanic Gardens: Fall Creek Gorge Tour

Ecological Restoration

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens


There is an on-going effort to improve the health and biodiversity of the forests on the gorge’s rim and steep slopes. Efforts include removing the invasive Norway maple and planting native trees that will also help stabilize the steep slope. Here, 20-30 species of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants have been added. Notice how the cut trees were used to stabilize the bank, allowing plants to establish roots in the built-up soil.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Cornell Botanic Gardens: Fall Creek Gorge Tour


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