I have a creek bottom that is full of hardwoods and mature eastern red cedars. My thought is hinge some of this area to thicken it up and plant it with young maples. The maples would be protected until established and then stump cut for re sprouting. I am thinking this would create optimal browse with a fast growing tree and also thicken the area even more. Has anyone done this? The place is loaded with deer so it's more about getting them to spend more time on my place and more food options than the neighbors.