Long Forestry returned to Oakwood Bottoms
this spring for tree planting and TSI work.
Oakwood Bottoms is prime wildlife habitat
for many species of mammals, reptiles,
amphibians, and birds. However, with a
lack of overstory disturbance the food
producing oak and hickory trees are being
out competed by ash, maple, and elm.
Our job is to help bring back the
oak/hickory component to this rich ecosystem
by cutting down undesirable trees and
planting white oaks in their place.
Group openings were created by removing
undesirable trees like ash, elm, and maple.
Larger trees were girdled to protect and
create additional wildlife habitat.
trees are stationed along side the road near
there planting areas. They will be
carried in and planted by hand
This white oak has been
planted in the opening where it will receive
full sunlight and grow free from
competition. This pin oak does well in
wet areas and will thrive in these wet and
frequently flooded bottom lands.