Tree planting workshops slated
February 21, 2013
Promptly renewing a forest with tree seedlings
is key to sustainable forestry, whether to
replace harvested trees or those that died from
fire, insects, or disease.
Every year that the forest is understocked is a
loss in forest growth. Brush or grasses taking
over a site can make establishing new trees very
difficult and expensive.
Finally, the Idaho Forest Practice Act requires
reforestation within five years of timber
In March, a half-day workshop titled “Successful
Tree Planting” will introduce participants to
key elements of planting forest trees
successfully. The program will feature:
~ Indoor instruction on: planted vs. naturally
generated tree seedlings; site preparation;
seedling stock types; seedling sources; planting
tools and technique; responding to inadequate
moisture, wildlife damage, and other threats to
seedling survival; and financial and technical
assistance to help forest owners plant trees.
~ Field activities with opportunities to try
different planting tools and stock types, an
exercise on measuring planting success, and
demonstrations of tools to reduce moisture
competition and animal damage.
The program will be held from 1 to 5 p.m.
Friday, March 22, at the University of Idaho
Extension Office in Kootenai County (1808 North
3rd Street in Coeur d’Alene), and again from 1
to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2at the University
of Idaho Extension Office in Boundary County
(next to the Boundary County Courthouse in
Those wishing to participate should pre-register
by Friday, March 15, at the University of Idaho
Extension office in the county where the program
will be held.
A $10 registration fee covers resource materials
and refreshments. The program is eligible for
3.5 Idaho Pro-Logger credits.
For registration questions, contact the
University of Idaho Extension Office in Kootenai
County (208-446-1683) or Boundary County
(208-267-3235). Registration forms can also be
For program questions, contact Chris Schnepf at
(208) 446-1460. The program will also be held in
Moscow on April 19 and is co-sponsored by
University of Idaho Extension, the Idaho
Department of Lands, and the USDA Forest
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