OAR 629-610-0050
Acceptable Species for Reforestation and Residual Stand Stocking


The State Forester shall determine if tree species are acceptable for artificial reforestation, natural reforestation, and as residual seedling, sapling and pole, or larger tree stocking based on all of the following criteria:


The species must be ecologically suited to the planting site;


The species must be capable of producing logs, fiber, or other wood products suitable in size and quality for the production of lumber, sheeting, pulp or other commercial forest products; and


The species must be marketable in the foreseeable future.


Up to 20 percent of the site-based stocking levels required by 629-610-0020 (Reforestation Stocking Standards) may be met by using free to grow hardwood trees remaining after harvest if the trees are of species meeting the requirements of section (1) of this rule. An approved plan for an alternate practice is required before more than 20 percent of the required stocking may be met with residual, post-operation hardwood trees. Approval for the use of higher levels of hardwood residual stocking shall be based on a determination by the State Forester that there is a high probability the purpose of the reforestation rules will be achieved.


Landowners are encouraged to reforest with a mixture of acceptable tree species, where appropriate, to reduce the risk of insect and disease losses and to promote stand diversity. Seedlings or seeds used for artificial reforestation should be from seed sources that are genetically adapted to the growing site.

Source: Rule 629-610-0050 — Acceptable Species for Reforestation and Residual Stand Stocking, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=629-610-0050.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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