Experimental Streamside Forest Restoration to Improve Water Quality – Elkins Property

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project involved an experimental planting of 1,050 trees and shelters on 2.5 acres of riparian land along Buck Run in East Fallowfield Township, Pennsylvania. The project was designed to test the long-term effectiveness of Tubex and Combitube shelters on seedling growth and survivorship.

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

Principal Investigator: Bernard W. Sweeney

Collaborators: Brandywine Conservancy; Wilmington Trust; Dansko Co.; Meridian Bank; Colonial Pipeline