The Great Lakes Silviculture Library was conceived with the idea that every silviculture treatment is an experiment, every forest manager both a teacher and a learner. This site is designed to help forest managers from Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario, and Wisconsin exchange silviculture prescriptions and outcomes of actual on-the-ground management activities.
Recent submissions to the Library
- Pre-harvest Underplanting and Clearcut with Reserves Harvest for Oak/Black Walnut Regeneration on 3 NPCs in the Lewiston Forestry Area (MNDNR)Regenerate a mature oak stand to a young stand of similar composition.2 weeks ago
- Mid-rotation site preparation and community wellness support through prescribed fire in the Otter Creek burn unit (FDL & UMN)Promote and maintain fire-dependent forested community and conduct mid-rotation site preparation through ecocultural prescribed fire.2 weeks ago
- Patch scarification using a mulching head in northern mesic hardwoods with natural and artificial seeding (MN DNR)Increase within stand compositional and structural diversity by increasing conifers and non-aspen hardwoods as appropriate based on native plant community and management plan goals.3 weeks ago
- Harvest ash and plant with non-ash species to diversify stand composition in preparation of imminent Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation.3 weeks ago
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