Reforestation is designed to match site capabilities and the owners objectives
- Consideration of site erosion
- Site preparation for environmentally sensitive areas
- Chemical site preparation to kill competing species before planting
- Mechanical site preparation to remove competing vegetation and logging debris before planting
- Controlled burning of the site to remove logging debris, improve seedling survival, and control natural regeneration
- Bedding of wet-natured sites
- Disking or sub-soiling sites with extensive logging damage to improve soil quality
- Planting genetically improved seedlings matched to the site location
- Applying herbaceous weed control after planting to improve survival and increase growth
- Applying woody-stem control after planting if needed to release seedlings from unwanted competition
- Site inspection during and after application for hardwood brush control management
- Project management to ensure work is performed in appropriate time frame
Acreage of the regenerated sites is accurately determined with the use of aerial photographs or by Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping of the tract. Stand size and shape are transferred to management maps and updated tract records.
Ask McKinley and Lanier Forest Resources, Inc about Government Cost Share Assistance availability for the coverage of part of the reforestation costs.