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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 12:52 AM
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Trees grown from seed are considered more desirable than those growing as stump or root sprouts. Because you pushed over trees that were too young to produce seeds your next generation of trees are going to be stump and root sprouts. I hope you consider planting some desirable trees to improve the desirability of your woodlot. One hundred acres is a nice ownership but considerably smaller than a deer's range. To bring in more deer take a look at the surrounding area to see what the deer are lacking and create that drawing card on your property. Because you are now dealing with sprouts a prescribed burn would not be a good idea; there is only so much energy in those stumps and roots and a fire may eliminate your sprouts.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 06:38 AM
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I think he's hoping for more than just stump sprouting. It sounds like he just wants heavy growth of everything, including shrubs and grasses that might not grow in the land the way it was.

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Yeah we were just looking for any early successional growth. The majority of our ground is mature timber that we have been working on selling and cutting but we wanted a large area faster in the growth cycle. By doing this we are focused on more than just tree sprouts. The open dirt from the pushed out stumps will promote Forbes and other desired food sources. We are also trying to get some golden rod and larger grasses to take for cover and food. I am very hopeful that this will take the way we hope.
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