Planting pine has given the new stand a flying start. The pine trees are strong and healthy and have already grown fairly tall. A few years of growth are gained from the start, since the seedlings have already developed in the nursery before they are planted.
Moreover, planting selectively bred seedlings has many benefits. The forest industry has been “breeding” the best-growing trees for decades and produced better and better seedlings. Forests with selectively bred seedlings grow about 25% better than natural forests.
This stand will grow considerably faster and more evenly than a naturally regenerated stand. In addition, the tree species have been specifically chosen.