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Wisconsin. State Conservation Committee (1915-27) / Biennial report of the State Conservation Commission of Wisconsin for the years 1915 and 1916

Forest planting,   pp. 112-113 PDF (402.3 KB)

Page 112

  The prospects for a reasonable expansion of the activities in the state
nurseries during 1917 are encouraging. Inquires from various parts of
the state indicate that a good demand for planting material may be ex-
pected. Plans are under way for the better handling of all tree ship-
ments and for transplanting and seeding. The Wisconsin forest nurseries
should experience the same healthy growth during the coming five years
that has characterized the state nurseries in the east, and particularly
the New York nurseries.
                       FOREST PLANTING.
  During 1916 approximately 211,000 conifers were planted on state
owned lands, while 110,200 plants were furnished private parties, at cost,
for planting in the state. The main planting activities on the part of the
  Note: Cost of planting this type of land will average about $800 including
the cost of the planting stock.
state, were confined to the State Park lands. At headquarters camp, in
the vicinity of Trout lake, about 15 acres were planted to mixed pines
during the spring season, while about 35 acres were planted in the fall.
These were in the nature of experimental plantings. The planting work
in the State Parks was carried forward very energetically, and exceptionally
good results were obtained.
  The weather conditions during the planting season were very favorable.
The days were cool and considerable rain fell.
  The following data gives the number of trees planted on lands owned
by the state in 1916.
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