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Implementing a winter 2013-14 seed tree harvest in a mature pine stand to regenerate a mix of red and white pine following a winter harvest with a low cost per acre and no site preparation.
Estimated year of stand origin:
1935
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
In 2008, a stand of fire origin between the ages of 70 – 75 was harvested. No site prep was conducted. A spen, paper birch, balsam fir, black/white spruce, and tamarack were removed while reserving several different species as seed trees (pine, maple, cedar, and ash) . The goal was to use the...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1935
Cover type:
Aspen-Birch
State or Province:
Minnesota
A series of treatments to regenerate a floodplain hardwood forest stand that has been heavily invaded by buckthorn. The treatments occur in three groups: a 26.26 acre block (treatment 1), a 37 acre block (treatment 2), and a 1 acre block (treatment 3).
Estimated year of stand origin:
1940
Cover type:
Ash
State or Province:
Minnesota
This case study describes a series of treatments designed to regenerate a well-stocked stand of red and white oak within the St. John's Abbey Arboretum. This stand was cut using the shelterwood method (down to 65-85ft2/ac in winter 2007. It was planted with oak in spring 2007 with good initial...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1882
Cover type:
Central hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
This is the first entry into 190 acres (Sec.29&32) of 43-year-old aspen types in the Alder Pond Ruffed Grouse Management Area. These stands are divided into 4 management areas; with one being the 59.4 acres in this case study. This management section will be put up for auction in Spring of 2018...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1974
Cover type:
Aspen-Birch
State or Province:
Minnesota
This silvicultural prescription was a cooperative effort with the Forestry and Wildlife Departments within the DNR. On a landscape level, lots of this country has been cut and traditionally come back as a plantation or pure aspen; conversely, the motivation for this prescription was to increase...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2013
Cover type:
Mixed Woods
State or Province:
Minnesota
In January 2017, while doing forest inventory it was discovered that approximately 6 acres of a 16-acre tamarack ( Larix laricina ) stand had likely been killed by eastern larch beetles ( Dendroctonus simplex) . ELB is a native insect that can occasionally reach large population numbers and kill...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1963
Cover type:
Peatlands
State or Province:
Minnesota
The stand was a 37 year-old aspen stand with a small bur oak component. The goal of the stand management was to use patch clearcuts to create gaps, which would then be replanted with softwoods to transition the stand into a 2-aged, mixed wood composition. The remaining aspen can then be harvested...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1972
Cover type:
Northern hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
Single tree selection is a valuable tool that may be thought to be used often, but is commonly not performed correctly. This prescription provides a thorough example of a single tree selection prescription, and a demonstration of how it can be implemented. The current stand is even-aged northern...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1912
Cover type:
Northern hardwoods
State or Province:
Wisconsin
Carlton county has a variety of uniform forest stand structures. Therefore, harvesting timber and making revenue is an important portion of the logging industry throughout the county. However, the overall management goal is to perpetuate as much species diversity as possible for timber resources,...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1952
Cover type:
Northern hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota

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