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Regenerating Hardwood Forests

Competing plants, deer browse, and insufficient light interfere with tree seedling establishment and growth. Learn about key practices used to successfully establish hardwood forest regeneration.

The regeneration, or re-growth, of forests requires that sufficient numbers of desirable trees seedlings become established following a timber harvest.  Often times, regeneration is not easy.  Regeneration failures and re-growth of less desirable tree species is common.  Competing plants, over-browsing by deer, and insufficient light to the forest floor interfere with tree seedling establishment and growth.  Forest sustainability is threatened without adequate forest regeneration.  This presentation provides information on key practices used to successfully establish hardwood forest regeneration.

Speakers

David R. Jackson, Extension Forester, Penn State Cooperative Extension Centre County