Management Goals and Treatments

Within the region, white pine forests are typically managed under the uniform shelterwood system that includes 1-3 partial harvests (preparatory, seed cut, first removal) designed to support regeneration establishment by providing a seed source and regulating light conditions. Once the white pine regeneration has surpassed a height of 6 meters (20 ft), the threat of weevil damage is minimized and the remaining overstory is harvested leaving a single-age stand to grow to maturity. The number of harvests will depend on the health, composition and basal area of the pre-harvest stand. For example, stands with lower pine components often have only the seed cut and a final removal.

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