Describe the location:
Laurentian Ranger District, Superior National Forest
Additional information about stand origin:
71 year old semi decadent aspen as described in 2009
Brief silvicultural objective:
Harvest the mature Aspen before it deteriorates and loses commercial value, while increasing diversity to push for a more resilient stand.
The majority of the stand is ecological land type 14 which consists of upland, moderately well drained, sandy loam to silt loam soils with a subsurface layer of dense soil that retains water for longer periods of time in some locations, and plant communities that have relatively high requirements for nutrients and moisture. Subsurface layer of dense soil will retain water long enough to create temporarily saturated soil in wet conditions and be more susceptible to rutting and compaction.