Practice Code: 612
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
Establishing woody plants by planting seedlings or cuttings, direct seeding, or natural regeneration.
Purposes and Benefits
Improves landscape aesthetics
Improves air quality
Enhances wildlife habitat
Provides long-term erosion control and improvement of water quality
Provides products such as timber, pulpwood, and energy biomass
Conservation Practice Support Documents
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.
Related Conservation Practices
This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:
Hedgerow Planting (422)
Tree/Shrub Pruning (660)
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (380)
The following web site provides additional information related to this conservation practice.
Silvics of North America (USDA Forest Service)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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