Ministry of Forests Branches Search the Forest Practices Branch Web Site Send a Note to the Forest Practices Branch Contact Information for the Forest Practices Branch

Forest Practices Branch | Tree Planting

Microsite Planting Presentations

As a treeplanter, you are an important link in the reforestation process. Every day, you have the difficult job of handling and planting hundreds of seedlings to give each one the best chance for survival and growth.

These presentations are designed to help you understand microsite planting—that is, how to choose the best possible planting spot for each seedling you plant.

The presentations are available in PDF format for download or online viewing:

IntroductionChoosing the best planting spot is critical. This presentation is designed to help you understand microsite planting—that is, how to choose the best possible planting spot for each seedling you plant.

Link to presentation in PDF Format

Link to Introduction in HTML

Microsite Planting Seedling Requirements And Growth Limiting Factors — Trees have certain requirements to grow well. The closer the spot they are planted in comes to providing those requirements, the better off the trees will be. When conditions are just right, trees can grow very well indeed.

Link to presentation in PDF Format

Link to Requirements and Growth Limiting Factors  in HTML

Microsite Planting: Mechanical Site Preparation — Sometimes, growth limiting factors are so severe that even the best planting spots do not provide the conditions for good seedling growth. In that case, foresters may decide to create better microsites with mechanical site preparation (MSP). MSP is done after logging but before planting, with machines that dig, plow, scrape, or mix the soil.

Link to presentation in PDF Format

Link to Introduction in HTML

Link to the Adobe Web Site To view and print PDF documents, you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free at the Adobe Web Site.