California (Mendocino)

This U.S. project is based in Mendocino, California and the purpose is complex fire restoration.

The area was cleared of standing dead and sold as salvage logging to offset costs of restoration. Herbicide was applied invasive vegetation and emerging shrubs in an effort to halt type conversion and increase seedling survivability. Additional weed treatment will be provided to ensure the survival of established seedlings.

Trees will be planted by crews using hoedads along moderate to steep terrain. The trees will be planted at 560 seedlings per hectare (225 seedlings per acre). This maintains a fifteen by fifteen foot separation. The pre and post treatments indicate a greater long-term survival.

Trees will be planted along the contouring topography and in areas where the remains of previous vegetation offer additional protection (micro-shading).