A Guide to Regeneration Planning

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Resource Date:
2017
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4

A common goal of reclamation in the boreal forest is to establish diverse, native plant communities that are suited to the site's conditions and are on track to become a forest. Regeneration planning is a key step to help ensure that target vegetation is well established, leaving less room for competing non-target vegetation. Where return to forest cover is the goal, planting can advance regeneration speed by 5-10 years or more over natural regeneration and lead to more consistent establishment of trees on a reclaimed site.

This guide provides information on planting versus seeding, and different regeneration options for reclamation.