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We seek to diversify the stand composition by harvesting ash trees and regenerating the site with non-ash species due to what seems to be the inevitable infestation and death of ash trees due to EAB. Following timber harvest the site was planted with 12 native tree species considered to have a good...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1925
Cover type:
Ash
State or Province:
Minnesota
This case study is in progress. We are sharing results as of 2022, nine years into a longer-term study , to inform foresters and other resource professionals about our ongoing work. Central Mesic...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1940
Cover type:
Central hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
The focus of this case study is a buckthorn control project in the Sandstone Forestry Area. Objectives of the project were to “operationalize” control methods in a part of the state where buckthorn is not yet endemic. Specifically, we wanted to develop methodology for a treatment option that is:...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2019
Cover type:
Aspen-Birch
State or Province:
Minnesota
In Minnesota DNR’s Lewiston forestry administrative area, a common prescription for regeneration of mature oak stands includes underplant ing oak seedlings before a regeneration timber harvest. We wanted to do an assessment of how well the practice had met oak regeneration objectives by gathering...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2008
Cover type:
Other
State or Province:
Minnesota
The main objective of this case study is to assess and document the effectiveness of brush saw release work that has been completed on approximately 600 acres of oak regeneration , on sixteen sites in the St. Croix State Forest . All sites were originally hardwood stands (mostly oak and aspen)...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2011
Cover type:
Other
State or Province:
Minnesota
The focus of this case study is on establishment of mixed hardwood forest stands on two former agricultural fields through a technique known as direct seeding of hardwoods. We were initially planning...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2001
Cover type:
Central hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
This site was one of the first final harvests of natural origin red pine (NORP) on School Trust land in the Hibbing area. This case study looks at the use of both natural and artificial regeneration practices to regenerate a NORP site in a manner that mimics the structure and diversity of a stand...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1917
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
This case study is a successful example of afforestation of a mixed hardwood forest stand on a former agricultural field through a technique known as “direct seeding”. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/treecare/...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2005
Cover type:
Northern hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
This case study is an example of successful establishment of a mixed hardwood forest stand on a former agricultural field through a technique known as direct seeding of hardwoods. https://www.dnr.state.mn....
Estimated year of stand origin:
2010
Cover type:
Other
State or Province:
Minnesota
In southeastern Minnesota, oak is the mainstay of the forest products industry and one of the highest valued timber species. Equally important, acorns are an essential food for many wildlife species. Over time oak dominated stands on productive, dry-mesic sites convert through natural succession to...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1991
Cover type:
Central hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota

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