Increase resilience of black ash stands threatened by emerald ash borer (EAB) through regeneration harvests aimed at increasing representation of non-ash species.
Harvest and Enrichment Planting to Achieve Species Diversification and Prevent Swamping in a Northern Very Wet Ash Swamp Plant Community (MN DNR)
Regenerate a mature ash stand to a more diverse young stand in order to maintain a forested condition, considering imminent invasion by emerald ash borer (EAB) and anticipated climate change impacts on a very wet site.
Keep the site forested and increase resilience by improving diversity and removing invasive species.
Harvest ash and plant with non-ash species to diversify stand composition in preparation of imminent Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation.
To investigate relative performance of species with potential to replace black ash threatened by emerald ash borer.
To regenerate black ash and promote non-ash species.
Study of ecological and stand dynamics changes after a single thinning from belowCover type: Pine
To regenerate paper birchCover type: Aspen-Birch
Regenerate northern hardwoods species to maintain the northern hardwoods covertype.Cover type: Northern hardwoods
Stop the below-ground spread of an active oak wilt pocket in order to maintain oaks into the future.Cover type: Northern hardwoods
A Comparison of Establishment Methods for Northern Red Oak Regeneration in a Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest (MN DNR)
Regenerate a mature red oak stand to a young stand of similar composition.Cover type: Central hardwoods
Establish oak regeneration while comparing several different silvicultural strategies and techniques.Cover type: Central hardwoods
Introduce more structure into the stand and convert it to an uneven-aged stand.Cover type: Northern hardwoods
Abundant Red and White Oak Regeneration after Clearcut With Reserves on a Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest (MN DNR)
Regenerate a mature oak stand to a young stand of similar composition.Cover type: Central hardwoods
Bolster oak regeneration on a stand with poor natural regeneration and heavy competition, after first cut in two cut shelterwood harvest.Cover type: Northern hardwoods
Test silvicultural systems that adapt red pine forests to anticipated changes in climate and disturbance regime.Cover type: Pine