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Tree Care is Essential for Successful Riparian Forest Buffers

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Restoring forests along our streams and rivers is one of the most important steps we can take for clean water. Planting trees, however, is the easy part. Young seedlings face a variety of threats on floodplains that are also home to deer, rodents, invasive plants, and yes, flooding! The Robin L. Vannote Watershed Restoration Program at Stroud™ Water Research Center not only plants hundreds of acres of forest buffers, we also assist landowners in caring for these trees to ensure high survival rates and healthy trees. This video shows Stroud Center staff and volunteers taking part in a streamside care workday as part of Lancaster Water Week 2019.