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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Forestry > Grants & Help > Best Management Practices > Forestry BMP's > Non-logging BMP's > Planning the Forestation Project Planning the Forestation Project

Plan harvests to take advantage of natural regeneration. When tree planting on agricultural sites or to assist natural regeneration, consider these guidelines.

General Guidelines:

  • Choose tree species that meet planting objectives and are naturally suited to the planting site.
  • Target previously cleared areas along streams, forested sites needing species enrichment, aesthetically sensitive areas, and unproductive or erosive sites slow to regenerate naturally.

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