Trees are planted in a block as a separate field within an agricultural or livestock-production operating unit. Tree-to-tree distance is adjusted to produce optimum amounts of wood fiber during rotations generally less than 10 years.
Some Primary FOTGPractices for this System:
Tree/Shrub Establishment (612)
Access Control (472)
Nutrient Management (590)
Forest Stand Improvement (666)
Irrigation System (441), Irrigation Water Management (449)
To produce tree products or wood fiber in close proximity to agricultural or pasture areas to diversify the farm and ranch products.
Key Design Elements:
Trees are planted at a spacing to optimize wood fiber production. Generally, mature tree canopy cover ranges from 70 to 100 percent crown cover.
Tree/Shrub Species Requirements:
High value species adapted to the soil and climate of the planting site.
Tolerance of agricultural fertilizers and manure from adjacent fields.
Resistance to pests and herbicides.
Some resistance to stem and branch breakage from high winds, ice and snow as applicable to the site.