To regenerate paper birch
Establish oak regeneration while comparing several different silvicultural strategies and techniques.
Bolster oak regeneration on a stand with poor natural regeneration and heavy competition, after first cut in two cut shelterwood harvest.
Aspen timber sale on county land by a private contract with a logger. Enhance wildlife habitat for ruffed grouse.
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.
To use a two-cut shelterwood system with deer browse protection (exclosures) to maintain northern red oak as a component of Central Dry-Mesic Oak-Aspen-Red Maple Forest
Field Trial - Natural Regeneration of Red Pine Under an Existing Stand through Shelterwood and Gap Thinning Techniques (MN DNR)
Establish a fully stocked red pine stand from natural regeneration.
Increase white/red pine, decrease aspen
To optimize timber returns while initiating a new even-aged stand on a site that has prominent blowdown. Promote and facilitate wildlife habitat.
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.
Promote regeneration of floodplain tree species and prevent conversion of site to reed canary grass. Provide wildlife habitat for the next 50 to 100 years.
Shelterwood harvest to regenerate the stand to paper birch.
Use the shelterwood silviculture system to naturally regenerate red oak and carry red oak seedlings through heavy understory competition.
Maintain a multi-aged stand and natural mixed pine regeneration to provide within stand structure that is lacking along this public land dominated sand ridge.
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
Determine best silvicultural method for paper birch regeneration.
Regenerate white and red pine using a shelterwood system and controlling competition with herbicide
Retain red and white oak as the dominant species in a mixed hardwood forest.
Natural regeneration of paper birch by reserving mature aspen and scarifying the site with a salmon blade.
To naturally regenerate paper birch.
Promote black cherry regeneration as a significant component of a tolerant hardwood stand
Regenerate aspen and increase conifer component to create an even-aged, structurally diverse mixedwood stand.
Un-even aged mixed hardwood/conifer stand with a major component of oak. Protect oak seedlings from deer browse through the use of flexible mesh caps
Maintain the northern hardwood timber type through an even-aged silvicultural system of shelterwood with reserves.
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.
To reserve mature white pine for legacy and open growing space for a new cohort of white pine.
To naturally regenerate white and red pine under a shelterwood system using two site prep methods: prescribed burn and salmon blade.
To promote yellow birch regeneration as a significant component of a hardwood stand
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