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Tree/Shrub Site Preparation

Preparing tree seedlings for planting

Practice Code: 490
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

Tree/Shrub site preparation is the treatment of areas to improve site conditions for establishing trees and/or shrubs.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Improves landscape aesthetics
  • Improves water quality
  • Improves air quality
  • Enhances wildlife habitat

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:

Integrated Pest Management (595)
Riparian Forest Buffer (391)
Tree/Shrub Establishment (612)
Tree/Shrub Pruning (660)
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645)
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (380)

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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