How to Properly Install Bird Nets on Tree Shelters

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Tree shelters are an important way to help young trees in a riparian forested buffer thrive. They help prevent damage from deer and rodents, protect the trees from mowers, and control unwanted vegetation. Bird nets are a crucial addition to tree shelters to prevent cavity-nesting bird and tree mortality. In this video, Watershed Restoration Coordinator Lamonte Garber demonstrates how to pull the nets down to form a half-dollar-sized hole to allow trees to grow through if nets are not removed in time. Nets with a tassel at the top will permanently damage trees if not removed at the right time.