This project's objective was to provide a readily accessible demonstration site to observe the operational challenges of managing dwarf mistletoe infested black spruce stands.
Monitor the spread of dwarf mistletoe, Arceuthobium pusillum, within the stand
Reforest a healthy black spruce even-aged stand that is 95% stocked at 1500 trees per acre after a clearcut.
Reforest a black spruce lowland with a local seed source.
Harvest and regenerate tamarack stands damaged by Eastern Larch Beetle (ELB).
Remove the standing dead and Eastern Larch Beetle infested tamarack trees and to thin denser areas of living tamarack trees to make them more resilient to future attacks.
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