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This study documents a very successful example of oak regeneration after a clearcut with reserves harvest on a Southern Dry Mesic Oak Forest Native Plant Community (NPC). In 2020, 34 years after treatment, the stand contains good stocking of a mixture of tree species that fit the site well, with a...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1986
Cover type:
Other
State or Province:
Minnesota
The purpose of this field trial is to assess natural regeneration of red pine using shelterwood and expanding gap regeneration treatments. We will also monitor the health effects on seedlings associated with the fungal disease Diplodia sapinea , which is present on site. To our knowledge, naturally...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1958
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
This was a collaborative project between DNR Wildlife, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and DNR Forestry to bolster oak regeneration (post harvest) on a stand in the Ah-gwah-ching Wildlife Management Area. Stand was set up for a 2 cut shelterwood harvest and the first cut of the shelterwood...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1920
Cover type:
Northern hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
This study is an example of a common prescription for harvest and regeneration of mature DNR-administered oak stands in southeastern Minnesota during the 1980s and 1990s: Clearcut with reserves harvest, with post-harvest killing of competing undesirable trees such as boxelder, elm and ironwood. The...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1996
Cover type:
Other
State or Province:
Minnesota
This case study is a good example of an 80 to 100 year old oak stand successfully harvested and regenerated to a mixed hardwood stand with a good oak component through stump sprouting (coppice). Beginning in the mid to late 1980s, Minnesota DNR undertook a strategy of selecting some younger red oak...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1989
Cover type:
Other
State or Province:
Minnesota
The purpose of this case study is to analyze the differences in paper birch regeneration between a shelterwood versus a seed-tree method.The Minnesota DNR, in the Cloquet Area, doesn’t usually manage exclusively for paper birch due to the presence of aspen in most stands. Therefore, birch seed tree...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1935
Cover type:
Northern hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
This case study is an assessment of 2019 stand conditions on a site that was treated in 1989 with a unique oak regeneration precription using mechanical site preparation. It has been challenging over the years to find practical, affordable cultural methods to consistently regenerate red oak on...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1990
Cover type:
Other
State or Province:
Minnesota
This was a variable density thinning treatment in mixed pine-hardwoods that turned into a variable retention harvest with a regeneration component in gaps. Some of the gaps were planted with bur and red oak by The Nature Conservancy for an assisted migration for climate change study (Etterson et...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1908
Cover type:
Pine
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:
1906
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
Tree direct seeding and natural volunteer seeding can be an effective means of reforesting sites. This site was dominated by reed canary grass and was a former hay field. The site was direct seeded in the fall of 2017 after site prep to control competing vegetation. Acorns, walnuts, and dogwood...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2017
Cover type:
Other
State or Province:
Minnesota

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