Experimental Streamside Forest Restoration to Improve Water Quality – Fortunato Property

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project involved an experimental planting of 350 trees and shelters on one acre of riparian land along Brandywine Creek in Pennsbury Township, Pennsylvania. The project was designed to test the long-term effectiveness of various shrub protection methods 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

Collaborator: Tower Hill School

Project Year: 2017