Trees: Silviculture – by Brendan Prusik, Forester
Twenty-one vegetation types are included in the Dirt to Trees to Wildlife tool. Of the 21, three are non-forest types including Speckled Alder, Palustrine (associated with wetlands) and Upland (associated with non-wetland soils). Again, we will refer to all 21 types as “forest types” for ease of conversation. The complete list follows:
Balsam Fir (High)
Red Spruce (High)
Northern Red Oak
Eastern White Pine
|Speckled Alder||Speckled Alder|
Basic recommendations are included for each forest type. These recommendations provide silvicultural strategies to maximize diversity of breeding habitats appropriate for that forest type. If a land manager wants to focus on strategies to enhance select species, links to strategies for managing each Species of Greatest Conservation Need are included.