Reforestation Law 5-103 Summary

Low-Visibility Planting Areas

-plantings where there is minimal impact from human activity(foot traffic, recreation, etc.) on the site.

Minimum Recommended Planting Specifications

Specification

Standard

Habitat Improv. Water Quality

Plantation

Site Prep

Mow or Herbicide when necessary

Mow Herbicide only when essential

Mow or Herbicide when necessary

Species Mix

20% Hardwood

60% Hardwood
20% Shrub

Varies according to product requirements

Minimum No.
Species

2 Hardwood
1 Shrub

3 Hardwood
2 Shrub

Varies according to objective

Seedlings per

680

436

436

Acre, minimum

8 x 8 spacing recommended

Spacing variable according to site, species, and objective

Stock size

1-0, 2-0
Bareroot seedlings

1-0, 2-0
Bareroot seedlings

1-0, 2-0
Bareroot seedlings

Maintenance to be discontinued after establishment

Mow herbicide release when necessary

Mow herbicide if essential

Mow herbicide release when necessary

Tree Shelters

75

75

as needed


High-Visibility Planting Areas
-Includes highly visible plantings which may also be impacted by substantial human activity (foot traffic, recreation, etc.) that is detrimental to the survival of planted trees. Includes parks, community open spaces, highway demonstration plantings, school demonstration plantings, TREEmendous Maryland.

Minimum Recommended Planting Specifications

Site
Preparation

-Mowing
-Soil preparation (if needed)
-Herbicide (when essential)

Species Mix

-No more than 30% of the trees and shrubs may belong to the same taxonomic family
-Native species encourages

Stocking

-Initial planting rate must consist of:

1, 2" caliper B&B or containerized tree per 400 s.f.
(about 100 trees/ac. at 201 x 201)
or
1, 1" caliper B&B or containerized tree per 225 s.f.
(about 200 trees/ac. at 151 x 151)
or
1 tree seedling with a Tree Shelter per 120 s.f.
(about 350 trees/ac. at 111 x 111 spacing). The survival rate at one year after planting must consist of 225 trees per acre)
or
1 tree seedling per 64 s.f. (about 700 trees/ac. At 81 x 81 spacing). The survival rate at one year after planting must consist of 436 trees/acre.

note: mixed stock plantings can incorporate oneor all of the above at the prescribed rates

Stocking Size

-B & B

1" caliper or equivalent containerized according to the National Nurseryman's Assoc. standards

-Seedling:

1-0, 2-0 Bareroot

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