4: Regenerating Woodland Stands

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  • Content
    Learn about natural and artificial means of tree regeneration, site preparation methods, planting techniques, and harvesting systems. This information helps you to choose the right harvest and regeneration methods for the tree species you wish to regenerate. You can read the chapter online or download it as a PDF file.

  • Activity
    You will learn that trees have the potential to naturally regenerate from seed, stump sprouts, root suckers and layering, depending on the tree species. Where natural regeneration is unreliable, you may choose artificial regeneration (planting seed, seedlings, or cuttings) and you will learn how to calculate the number of trees required to plant a given area. You will learn about different site preparation and planting techniques. Then the chapter describes different harvest and regeneration systems and the circumstances under which each should be used. This chapter is excellent background for the management recommendations for various forest types in Chapter 6: Managing Important Forest Types (PDF, page 55).

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