These bright blue exclosures protect plants against the destructive force of deer.

Kept Out

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009


For Edible Landscapes, curated by Amy Lipton

Materials

Metal and plastic


Dimensions

Two enclosures, each 40' long x 10' wide x 8' tall

Deer are innocent accomplices in the destruction of forest habitat, eating their way to a bleak future of compromised and inedible landscapes. Hungry deer nip tree seedlings, leaving the forest without any native replacement species. Kept Out consists of a pair of deer exclosures: fenced areas to keep deer out. One exclosure was built near the artist’s studio in a woodland in Pennsylvania’s Ridge and Valley region and the other at the woodland edge of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in the Piedmont ecosystem. Both sites face a great deal of deer pressure.

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