Forestry and Natural Resources

Adequate Site Preparation Can Enhance Productivity of New Forest Stands

Publication Date

Fall 11-26-2019

Publication Number

LGP 1039


Forest landowners who are scheduling a timber harvest should also be considering the reforestation plan for the area to be cut. And one of the most important components of any reforestation plan is selecting the appropriate site preparation technique. Prescribed fire, mechanical treatment, and chemical treatment can be used individually or in combination to successfully prepare a site for reforestation. Adequate site preparation can enhance the productivity of the new stand.

Publication Type



Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

forest landowners