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Tree/Shrub Establishment

Young trees established on a hillside

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
  • Sequesters carbon
  • Provides long-term erosion control and improvement of water quality
  • Provides products such as timber, pulpwood, and energy biomass

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments 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)
Tree/Shrub Site Preparation (490)
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (380)

Additional Information

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 forest land, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


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