Ash Woodlot Rehabilitation Program – Otter Tail Woods

Site preparation timing (debris/brush clean-up, invasive species control, etc): Spring, 2017

Maintained areas of the park will be cleared of small woody debris once the snow has melted and conditions are dry enough for equipment access. Wood is good! Small to medium sized wood pieces within the woodlot are to remain on site to provide habitat for a wide range of wildlife and invertebrates, to retain growing sites for plants and fungi, to supply a slow release of nutrients to the soil, to absorb and retain moisture for the benefit of newly planted trees, to minimize soil compaction and to deter woodlot users away from newly planted sites.

Reforestation timing: Spring and/or Fall 2017 Planting Seasons

Reforestation areas: all removal areas highlighted in pink on the attached maps are to be replanted. Typical reforestation species: red maple, sugar maple, silver maple, serviceberry, hackberry, white pine, burr oak, red oak, American elder, white cedar, basswood, nannyberry, large tooth aspen, trembling aspen, dogwood and speckled alder.

For more information and maps of affected areas, please download this PDF document: Woodlot Rehabilitation Program