Study of ecological and stand dynamics changes after a single thinning from below
Stop the below-ground spread of an active oak wilt pocket in order to maintain oaks into the future.
Aspen timber sale on county land by a private contract with a logger. Enhance wildlife habitat for ruffed grouse.
Regenerate an even-aged stand of merchantable timber that is dominated by jack pine.
Increase stand resilience by increasing species diversity (promoting cool climate-dependent tree species) and structural complexity following a commercial timber harvest.
Increase stand resilience by increasing species diversity (promoting cool climate-dependent tree species) and structural complexity through brush control site preparation and artificial regeneration (conifer planting).
To begin conversion of an even-aged sawtimber sized northern hardwood stand to an uneven-aged northern hardwood stand by reducing the basal area to 70-90 ft2/acre (16-21 m2/ha) to promote another age class.
Development of an Operationally Feasible Buckthorn Control Method on a Light Buckthorn Infestation in the Sandstone Forestry Area (MN DNR)
Regenerate a mature stand of aspen to a young stand of similar composition while reducing the future spread of buckthorn.
To lower stand density in a spatially heterogeneous fashion, reduce fuel-loading in a mature stand by disconnecting foliage between the canopy and sub-canopy, and increase aesthetic appeal of a multi-aged red pine stand.
Use an interdisciplinary approach to create a large young forest patch more representative of natural disturbances in boreal landscapes.
To optimize timber returns while initiating a new even-aged stand on a site that has prominent blowdown. Promote and facilitate wildlife habitat.
Use the seed tree system to naturally regenerate a mixed stand dominated by red and white pine, keeping costs low with no site prep.
Use the shelterwood silviculture system to naturally regenerate red oak and carry red oak seedlings through heavy understory competition.
The objective for this treatment is an even-aged, overstory removal of red pine in order to release white pine advance regeneration.
Harvest birch stand with aspen pockets while ensuring birch remains a major component of the stand.
To test an experimental red pine natural regeneration system that balances economic and ecological factors.
To encourage aspen regeneration through rollerchopping in a young aspen stand heavily impacted by blowdown.
Regenerating Blueberry Hill natural origin red pine using a mix of artificial and natural regeneration (MN DNR)
Use natural and artificial regeneration practices to regenerate a natural origin red pine site with characteristics that mimic a natural origin stand in structure and diversity, while maintaining red pine as the dominant species.
Results of 35 years of Lowland Hardwoods Regeneration Efforts on a Floodplain Forest Site in the Vermillion/Mississippi River Bottoms (MN DNR)
Regenerate mature lowland hardwood stands to young stands of similar composition.
Uneven aged management in a 115 year old pine stand.
Develop a more structurally diverse red pine stand while increasing opportunities for natural regeneration while maintaining an economically feasible timber harvest
Variable Establishment, Growth and Health of Hardwoods Direct Seeded onto Two Former Agricultural Fields (MN DNR)
Establish a mixed hardwood forest with strong walnut and oak components on a former agricultural field.
Maintain and enhance pine patch by promoting spatial and vertical structure common to older fire-dependent pine forests. Decrease the potential for crown fire and reintroduce the role of disturbance.
To naturally regenerate white and red pine under a shelterwood system using two site prep methods: prescribed burn and salmon blade.
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