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Reforestation and Young Tree Care
A forester's job does not begin and
end with the harvest of timber. There is much, much more,
because the foresters' practice of silviculture the care
of trees from the seed to the oldest of trees, with a harvest
if desireable means we're always busy. In fact, the time
after the harvest is often one of the busiest times for
workers in the woods.
After the harvest, we must think of
what it will take to have the trees of the forest return.
Sometimes this means
replanting, while at other times it means leaving trees
as seed sources; it always depends on the reproduction
method of clearcutting or partial cutting that we've
used. We also must prepare
the land in a way that encourages the desired young
trees to grow. Then, once the trees have been established,
we use tools to improve their vigor and growth, such as
stand when the trees get too thick.
We invite you to explore the processes
that occur in a working forest as a result of harvesting
Animals & Damage to Young Trees