Cut back bordering trees to bring in more sun and reduce the number of falling leaves. For maximum light exposure, plant plots parallel to the sun's daily progress—say, along a logging road that runs northeast to southwest. Look for new sites with a southwesterly exposure or trim back trees for more afternoon light. A woods plot will never match one with full sunlight in production. But if you use the right plants, optimize the layout for sun exposure, and keep leaves off of delicate seedlings, it will grow well enough to entice those mature bucks that shy away from larger plots in open areas.