How to Plant a Small Containerized Seedling in a Riparian Forest Buffer

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Wills Curley, watershed restoration project coordinator at Stroud Water Research Center, gives step-by-step instructions on how to plant a tree and protect it from deer, rodents, and flood damage to increase survivability. This video was filmed in the Stroud Center’s riparian buffer mini-arboretum.

In the interest of testing new plants that could further enhance riparian areas, the mini-arboretum was planted along the banks of White Clay Creek in our experimental watershed. It contains a wide selection of lesser-known native trees and shrubs, provided by our friends at Octoraro Native Plant Nursery. If you’d like to visit the mini-arboretum, please contact us at