This paper is a sequel to  and it contains, among other things, proofs of the results announced in the last section of that paper.
In §1, we use the general method of  together with reflection arguments to study the properties of forcing with Δ perfect trees, for certain Spector pointclasses Γ, obtaining as a main result the existence of a continuum of minimal Δ-degrees for such Γ's, under determinacy hypotheses. In particular, using PD, we prove the existence of continuum many minimal Δ½n+1-degrees, for all n.
Following an idea of Leo Harrington, we extend these results in §2 to show the existence of minimal strict upper bounds for sequences of Δ-degrees which are not too far apart. As a corollary, it is computed that the length of the natural hierarchy of Δ½n+1-degrees is equal to ω when n ≥ 1. (By results of Sacks and Richter the length of the natural hierarchy of -degrees is known to be equal to the first recursively inaccessible ordinal.)
We will follow in this paper standard notation and terminology, as in Moschovakis' book . Letters e, i, j, k, l, m, n vary over the set of natural numbers ω, a, b, c over the Cantor space 2ω and α, β, γ, δ, … over the set of reals ωω. Finally ξ, η, κ, λ always denote ordinals.