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This is an experimental prescription designed to naturally regenerate red pine under red pine in the face of various economic and ecological constraints. The primary economic constraints consist of 1) the risk of losing high value trees to disturbance, such as windthrow, when retained to serve as...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1928
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
Compare two northern hardwood shelterwood harvests that were logged the same year but with different variables: Fall harvest vs. winter harvest Loamy Fine Sand vs. Fine Sandy Loam
Estimated year of stand origin:
1927
Cover type:
Northern hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
In 1925, Randolph Milton Brown designed a thinning experiment with two treatment levels and a control within a 27-year old stand of jack pine. The experiment was designed to continue research that had begun with a 1912-1914 thinning of a 37-year-old jack pine stand, an installation that lacked a...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1894
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
Discussions with herbicide applicators in the agriculture and lawn care industries suggested that the addition of nitrogen to the Velpar herbicide solution would increase efficacy of the herbicide and increase growth of desired species. We designed this simple field trial to test that idea.
Estimated year of stand origin:
2014
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
We sought strategies to control reed canary grass and eventually return the area to a bottomland forest. Reed canary grass does not reproduce or survive in heavy shade. Techniques included thinning and pruning box elder followed by direct seeding operations in the absence of dense reed canary grass.
Cover type:
Central hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
We sought strategies to control reed canary grass and eventually return the area to a bottomland forest. Techniques included prescribed fire and herbicide followed by direct seeding operations.
Cover type:
Central hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
This is a prospective case study describing a prescription that will be implemented sometime after spring 2018. This stand is located in the Smoky Hills State Forest with in the Smoky Hills High Conservation Value Forest. The goals of this HCVF is to maintain continuous canopy and develop uneven...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1901
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
Fencing treatments were established from 1987 to 1990 to protect vegetation from deer and snowshoe hare browse. Three rectangular exclosures 0.62 acres in size have been monitored since exclosures were established.
Cover type:
Mixed Woods
State or Province:
Minnesota
The goal is to establish a mixedwood stand dominated by aspen, white spruce, and balsam fir with minimal site preparation and release costs. The stand is managed to maintain a healthy, diverse forest that provides timber production, wildlife habitat, and social benefits through the use of...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1969
Cover type:
Mixed Woods
State or Province:
Minnesota

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