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Reforestation Law 5-103 Summary - Low/High-Visibility Planting Areas

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 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 one or 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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