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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 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).

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideAll 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)

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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 forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.

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