popal trees

DVK dvank at michweb.net
Fri Dec 3 14:11:59 EST 1999

Giggl41930 wrote:

> How do we make a forest grow thick??

close spacing can occur either by meticulous planting or more commonly
by natural regeneration after a clearcut.  a "thick" (dense) group of
saplings results from an even age group of trees-- typically "pioneer"
species after rel. major disturbances such as clear cuts or burns.  are
you interested in the poplars, birches, jack pine, ... each has its
niche'.  Eventually your stand will thin itself, so plan on burning,
mowing, etc. every couple-a decades or so.


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