Experimental Streamside Forest Restoration to Improve Water Quality – Irwin Property

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project involved an experimental planting of 1,150 trees and shelters on 3.8 acres of riparian land along Red Clay Creek in East Marlborough Township, Pennsylvania. The project was designed to test the long-term effectiveness of herbicide application around seedlings on their 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: Exelon Generation; Dansko Co.; BB&T; Cheshire Hunt Conservancy; Colonial Pipeline; Hugh Lofting Timber Framing

Project Year: 2017