During the summer of 2017, NDC’s forestry crew set out to solve a mystery. Trees planted in the Fox Run Estates community in Clinton, MD were dying. Originally, they were planted through the Right Tree, Right Place program in 2015 and were replaced in 2016. By spring of 2017, it was obvious the trees were not doing well. Armed with a Dutch auger, NDC went out in pursuit of answers. After getting their hands dirty, the forestry crew determined the cause of death was poor soil that lacked nutrients, especially oxygen. In 2018, the dead trees will be removed and redbuds will be replanted with soil amendments in select locations. Case closed!