Reforestation of a site following harvest is one of the most important considerations when conducting a timber harvest. Most states have Forest Practice Act laws that mandate that a site must be reforested within a certain time frame following harvest. Even if you state doesn’t have a law regulating reforestation, the long list of economic, environmental, and aesthetical benefits are more than enough to encourage prompt reforestation.
The process of planning for regeneration of a site following harvest should start before the first tree is cut. Whether you’re planning for natural or artificial regeneration, there are numerous options to explore and take into consideration. The following links will provide you with some important information on the topic of reforestation:
- Idaho Forestry Assistance Bureau:
- Idaho Reforestation Requirements
- IDL Tree Planting Info
- MT Conservation Seedling Nursery
- ODF Seedling Sources