Trees

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:

Aspen/Birch

Aspen

Paper Birch

Northern Hardwoods

SMBEYB

Beech

Yellow Birch

Sugar Maple

Southern Hardwoods

Red Maple

Silver Maple

Spruce-Fir

Balsam Fir

Spruce-Fir

Red Spruce

Balsam Fir (High)

Red Spruce (high)

Spruce-Fir (High)

Hemlock

Hemlock

Oak-Pine

Northern Red Oak

Pine-Oak-Maple

Eastern White Pine

Speckled Alder

Speckled Alder

Non-Forest

Palustrine

Upland

 

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.