Successfully starting a tree plantation involves several steps, ideally starting with preparation a year or more before the seedlings are planted. Part of planning is finding sources of materials, information, and assistance. Planning, site preparation, planting, weed control, pruning, thinning, and managing the financing of each activity requires materials, advice, and assistance. This publication provides resources to help landowners interested in planting trees for conservation find seedlings, tools, materials, professional advice and assistance, and potential financial incentives. The resources and contact information emphasize planting of hardwood seedlings in the Central Hardwood Region and should not be considered an exhaustive list. Contacts for additional information are provided throughout the publication.
Lenny D. Farlee