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Conifer Restoration Strategies Along the North Shore of Lake Superior

As interest in conservation and ecosystem restoration increases, varying strategies to achieve restoration goals have been implemented. In a landscape-scale project to restore native conifers along the North Shore of Lake Superior, multiple landowners have participated in planting trees on their land using a specific restoration approach. Landowners plant a few acres each year with 10 to 20 trees per acre, each with a fenced exclosure to prevent deer browsing. This low-density planting approach coupled with intense protection measures is to create islands of long-lived conifers that will serve as a seed source for maintaining species diversity and resilience of the North Shore forest. As the program continues forward, the use of seedlings with larger, well-developed root systems may increase future seedling growth and survival. This paper was presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Northeast Forest and Conservation Association, the Southern Forest Nursery Association, and the Intertribal Nursery Council (Walker, MN, July 31–August 3, 2017).


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Author(s): Michael R. Reichenbach

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volume 61, Number 2 (2018)

Event: Joint Annual Meeting of the Northeast Forest and Conservation Association, the Southern Forest Nursery Association, and the Intertribal Nursery Council
2017 - Walker, MN

Volume: 61

Number: 2

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