Four large field experiments in both forested and deforested habitat were created to test the importance of fence height for protecting young seedlings (natural regeneration and/or nursery stock) from herbivory by deer.
Funded by: Point Lookout Farmlife and Water Preserve Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection TreeVitalize program
Principal Investigators: Bernard W. Sweeney and Charles L. Dow
Collaborator: Luca Barnabei (University of Pennsylvania)
Project Year: 2012
Related Publication: Riparian and upland afforestation: improving success by excluding deer from small areas with low fencing