Experimental Streamside Forest Restoration to Improve Water Quality – Ranch at Doe Run

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project involved an experimental planting of 900 trees and shelters on 2.75 acres of riparian land along a headwater tributary of the Brandywine Creek in East Fallowfield Township, Pennsylvania. The project was designed to test the long-term effectiveness of three types of tree shelters (Plantra, Combitube, Tubex) on growth and survivorship of six species of trees.

Funded by: TreeVitalize Watersheds, a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Principal Investigator: Bernard W. Sweeney

Collaborators: Wilmington Trust, Lincoln University, Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, Exelon Generation

Project Year: 2018, 2019