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Stone mulch at the base of a sheltered tree, protecting it from rodent damage.

Stone Rivals Herbicides as New Method to Protect Baby Trees From Rodents

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During the first five years of growth, young trees need to be protected from chewing — from deer above and rodents below.

On the Road to Restoration

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Learn how far our watershed restoration program has come in nearly 10 years and where we’re going to help farms adopt science-based solutions that restore healthy streams.

Some Insights on Reforestation Methods

Some Insights on Reforestation Methods

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Watch a video presentation outlining our research and case studies on how to maximize tree survival and growth in forested stream buffers.

A woman carries tree shelters as she helps maintain a streamside forest buffer.

Doing Good Better: Refining Buffer Restoration Methods

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The goal of improving the survival and growth of trees has persisted through decades of research. Yet, with every new advance, new questions arise.

Map showing forested stream buffers in the west branch of Red Clay Creek with a photo overlay of brook trout fingerlings.

Landowners Partner With Stroud Center on Stream Restoration Across Watershed

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Something wonderful is happening on the west branch of Red Clay Creek. It is getting its trees back — and perhaps its native brook trout, too.

Watershed Restoration Manage David Wise outside the Moorhead Environmental Center.

David Wise Receives DCNR Watershed Forestry Leadership Award

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Wise connects the dots between partners, funders, and landowners to increase the implementation of best practices in land management.

David Wise standing in front of a shrub border.

David Wise Recognized as a Good Natured Pennsylvanian

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Growing up in Lancaster County and playing in its creeks, Wise had an up-close view of some of the water-quality issues he is now working to correct.

How Streams Work and the Role of Forests

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Understanding how streams work and the importance of trees to streams is fundamental to engaging landowners and decision makers.

Sign reading We Planted Trees for Clean Water

Fifty Thousand Reasons Why the Watershed Restoration Program Is Six Years Strong

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In the last six years, Stroud Water Research Center has planted nearly 50,000 trees for clean water and healthy streams.

Graphic showing what percentage of nitrogen, sediments, and pesticides are kept out of a stream by a 100-foot tree buffer

The Restored Watershed: 50 Years of Solutions for Clean Fresh Water

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For the last 50 years scientists at Stroud Water Research Center have demonstrated the connection between good land-use practices and clean fresh water, between healthy soil and healthy water.