Tree Planting

Tree Planting

There are many reasons to plant trees on private lands, including reforestation of abandoned farm fields, to artificially regenerate tree seedlings under a forest canopy, and to plant desirable understory flora for wildlife.

The most important aspect of designing a seedling planting project is consideration of deer browse. Planting of any hardwood seedling that is not protected by deer browse is not recommended. Depending on local deer densities and patterns, even planting of most evergreen seedlings (aside from blue spruce) may not be recommended.

For most large projects, deer exclusion fencing is the most economical option for protection. For smaller projects, some success has been gained using various types of individual tree protection, such as tree tubes or mesh guard.

 

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Benefits

Practicing sustainable forestry  works to:

  • Protect water quality
  • Increase water yield
  • Promote forest health
  • Restore damaged forest ecosystems
  • Promote wildlife through the creation of habitat
  • Yield renewable forest products