Year of Project: 1999
Trees Planted:191,000

In 1999 on the Black River State Forest, 191,000 seedlings were planted by the Wisconsin DNR on 200 acres that had been severely defoliated by the jack pine budworm from … Read More

Black River State Forest #5

Year Planted: 1999

Trees Planted: 191,000
Location: Wisconsin

In 1999 on the Black River State Forest, 191,000 seedlings were planted by the Wisconsin DNR on 200 acres that had been severely defoliated by the jack pine budworm from 1992-1994. This infection resulted in a loss of 40% of jack pine in the forest and planting was necessary in areas that did not regenerate well naturally. This project funded the planting of trees over and above the acres planted with the state budget. Red, white and jack pines were planted in an alternating pattern to avoid continuous stands of jack pine that would encourage another outbreak. Additionally, openings were left in the forest cover to encourage regeneration of other native species. This project will restore jack pine to the forest, supply important forest products to the community and will manage habitat for the Karner Blue butterfly and the Phlox Flower moth, which are endangered in Wisconsin.


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Black River State Forest #5

Year Planted: 1999
Trees Planted: 191,000
Location: Wisconsin

In 1999 on the Black River State Forest, 191,000 seedlings were planted by the Wisconsin DNR on 200 acres that had been severely defoliated by the jack pine budworm from 1992-1994. This infection resulted in a loss of 40% of jack pine in the forest and planting was necessary in areas that did not regenerate well naturally. This project funded the planting of trees over and above the acres planted with the state budget. Red, white and jack pines were planted in an alternating pattern to avoid continuous stands of jack pine that would encourage another outbreak. Additionally, openings were left in the forest cover to encourage regeneration of other native species. This project will restore jack pine to the forest, supply important forest products to the community and will manage habitat for the Karner Blue butterfly and the Phlox Flower moth, which are endangered in Wisconsin.



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Spruce Grouse Project
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The Hardwood Forestry Fund, in partnership with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will reforest a 26-acre area within the Kettle Moraine State Forest. This area is known for its unique landsc

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