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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 (Adobe PDF icon PDF, page 55).

Step 1: Learn how trees regenerate and what stand regeneration systems to consider.

Read Chapter 4: Regenerating Woodland Stands (Adobe PDF icon PDF, pages 33 - 44).

Step 2: Select a stand to regenerate.

Review your written woodland stewardship plan to find the stands that are recommended for regeneration in the next few years. What reasons were stated for regenerating each stand?

Step 3: Evaluate trees of the past, present, and future.

Step 4: Develop a regeneration plan with your forester.