Experimental Streamside Forest Restoration to Improve Water Quality – Fat Chance Farm

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project planted 675 trees and shelters on 2.01 acres of riparian land along an unnamed tributary of Doe Run in West Marlborough Township, Pa. The project was designed to test the long-term effectiveness of two types of tree shelters (Combitube, Tubex) on growth and survivorship of nine species of trees.

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

Principal Investigator: Jessica M. Provinski and Calen Wylie

Collaborators: Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce; Voya Financial

Project Year: 2020