To regenerate paper birch
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.
Bolster oak regeneration on a stand with poor natural regeneration and heavy competition, after first cut in two cut shelterwood harvest.
Test silvicultural systems that adapt red pine forests to anticipated changes in climate and disturbance regime.
Thin stands of overstocked birch pole-sized regeneration to maximize stem growth and quality development
Create a young stand of quaking aspen enriched with long-lived conifers including: white pine, white spruce, and white cedar
Test the hypothesis that retaining a live seed source on a FDc23 jack pine harvest site will result in adequate natural jack pine regeneration.
Regenerate a vigorous stand of jack pine that will be managed on a 48-year rotation in order to achieve timber production objectives as well as Pine Barrens ecological/wildlife objectives within Wisconsin’s Northwest Sands Landscape.
Two step shelterwood harvest to encourage red oak, basswood, birch regeneration.
To use a two-step shelterwood harvest in a mature northern hardwood stand with the objective of increasing the oak component of the future mixed hardwood stand.
Convert agricultural land to new Central Hardwoods stand.
Introduce conifer species into a stand previously composed of almost pure aspen.
Increase white/red pine, decrease aspen
The objective is to perpetuate red oak and mid-tolerant northern hardwoods on the site.
Regenerate aspen while retaining ruffed grouse habitat needs.
Establish a de novo stand of hybrid aspen using ‘dense pack’ plantings and precommercial shearing to promote suckering.
Regenerate spruce and aspen in mixed stand for future commercial harvests
Improving Oak Timber Quality and Growth through Intermediate Stand Treatments on a Site with Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest and Southern Dry-Mesic Oak-Hickory Woodland (MN DNR)
Improve stand health, composition and timber quality through intermediate stand treatments.
To successfully regenerate the stand to a Black spruce and Tamarack type through natural seeding, using a two entry strip cut harvesting method.
Precommercial free thinning at age 20 to reduce aspen dominance and favor northern hardwood species.
Multiple goals; but primarily to develop coordinated multi-landowner (USFS & MN DNR) stand management plans that integrate ecological, timber, water quality, and wildlife habitat objectives.
Convert a poor quality aspen / paper birch stand to pine.
Manage for quality hardwoods and multiple age classes through release of crop trees and allowing for regeneration of red oak and paper birch through variable density thinning.
Shelterwood harvest to regenerate the stand to paper birch.
Natural regeneration of jack pine while maintaining a robust native plant community
Oak crop tree release to improve timber quality, stand health and mast production for wildlife.
Oak Regeneration on a Southern Mesic Oak-Basswood Forest Using Coppice with Reserves Harvest (MN DNR)
Regenerate a mature oak stand to a young stand with similar composition.
Oak Regeneration Success but Recruitment Failure 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 using clearcut with reserves method.
Promote mixed oak-pine stands for quality sawtimber and wildlife habitat associated with the Northern Dry-Mesic Forest natural community. Test various mechanical scarification techniques to create favorable seedbeds and increase oak and white pine regener
To examine the effects of tree density or spacing for crop tree management of birch stands.
Use patch clearcuts in a string-of-pearls configuration to create gaps in which to plant white spruce to create mixed wood
Reforest a black spruce lowland with a local seed source.
Regenerate white and red pine using a shelterwood system and controlling competition with herbicide
Regenerate an even-aged mix of red pine and white pine using a seed tree system, augmented with low density planting of red pine
Create a high quality, structurally diverse (un-even aged) hardwood forest via implementation of a variable density treatment (crop tree release / group selection harvest).
Determine if a selected red pine plantation is declining in growth after a thinning.
Natural regeneration of paper birch by reserving mature aspen and scarifying the site with a salmon blade.
Sample reserve patches retained for legacy purposes during aspen harvests (clearcut with aggregated retention) to evaluate "old forest" attributes.
To naturally regenerate paper birch.
Promote black cherry regeneration as a significant component of a tolerant hardwood stand
The silvicultural objective for this area (unit 1) was a crop tree release, improvement thinning with regeneration gaps.
Regenerate aspen and increase conifer component to create an even-aged, structurally diverse mixedwood stand.
Regenerate red and white pine through natural seeding
To regenerate jack pine after clearcutting with reserve trees, at 800 trees per acre with 95% stocking of desirable trees, 75% stocking of jack pine that is free-to-grow.
This 1984 treatment was designed to demonstrate two types of reserve management: 1) mechanical restoration of open understory treatment, as a demonstration of historical stand structure maintained by surface fire regime, and 2) no treatment.
Even-aged management to produce successive crops of jack and/or red pine.
Maintain white spruce component to mixed species stand dominated by aspen.
Successful Pre-harvest Underplanting and Clearcut with Reserves Harvest for Oak/Black Walnut Regeneration in a Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest (MN DNR)
Regenerate a mature oak stand to a young stand of similar composition.
Transition from a two aged oak dominated stand to multi-aged northern hardwood stand
Vegetation response 30 years after initiating a two-step oak shelterwood in central mesic hardwoods (MN DNR)
To use a two-cut shelterwood system to maintain a significant oak presence in a future mixed hardwood stand.
Even aged management of Red Pine. This treatment tested the effect on seedling growth of adding N to Velpar applied for competition control.
Harvest standing jack pine and aerial seed back to jack pine with mechanical site prep.
Release jack pine from hardwood competition.
To promote yellow birch regeneration as a significant component of a hardwood stand
Increase yellow birch stocking, maintain paper birch component, and expand basswood while limiting aspen expansion.
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