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Eastern White Pine: Getting Ahead in the Understory

Eric Zenner, Jerry Krueger, Jeri Peck, Klaus Puettmann

What's the recipe for white pine regeneration and growth?  Two parts receptive seedbed, one part overstory cover to provide moisture yet discourage rust, and one part aspen competition control.  And when natural regeneration occurs, where does it occur and how well does it withstand harvest?  It's all about proximity to seed source, overstory composition, and skid trails.

Publications:

Peck, J.E. and E.K. Zenner.  2009.  Spatial patterns of natural Pinus strobus L. regeneration in a Pinus resinosa Ait. Stand.  The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 136(3):369-379.

Peck, J.E. and E.K. Zenner.  2009.  Field Note:  Quantifying the risk of mortality and damage to advance regeneration within the path of harvesting equipment.  Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 25:211-213.

Krueger, J.A., E.K. Zenner, and K.J. Puettmann.  2007.  Development of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) regeneration under a reserve shelterwood following intermediate removals and windthrow.  Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 24:134-137.

Zenner, E.K. and J.A. Krueger.   2006.  Understory and overstory growth responses to structural retention of mature eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.).  Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 133:585-592.

Zenner, E.K., K. Puettmann, and J. Krueger.  2005.  Early growth responses of naturally regenerated eastern white pine (Pinus Strobus L.) to partial release from juvenile aspen and pathological pruning.  Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 22:27-34.