ILLINOIS REGISTER 3090
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
A) The purpose of this component is to expose mineral soil to enhance
the establishment of oak regeneration.
B) Perform practice in the fall of an abundant acorn crop and prior to
C) A timber harvest, prescribed burn, or selective tree/shrub removal
may be needed in addition to scarification to enhance the survival,
growth and development of newly established seedlings.
3) Woodland Prescribed Burning – 75% of actual cost not to exceed
$50/acreA complete written prescription, in the Plan or submitted as an
addendum, must be approved by the District Forester prior to initiation of
this practice. The prescription shall address the process outlined in
"Regenerating Red Oaks" by Rod Jacobs, Silviculturalist, U.S. Forest
Service, State and Private Forestry, St. Paul, Minnesota (1987) (no later
editions or amendments are included). The prescription shall also address
the "Elements of a Silvicultural Prescription" and the appropriate
"Silvicultural Systems and Regeneration Methods" described in the
"FORESTRY HANDBOOK" 2nd Edition, Edited by Karl F. Wenger, for
the Society of American Foresters, 5400 Grosvenor Lane, Washington DC
20014 (1984) (no later editions or amendments are included).
A) The objective of this practice is to reduce the density of the forest
subcanopy and the thickness of the litter layer to stimulate oak
B) Cost share may be authorized for up to 3 burns in the same area
within a 10 year period, if prescribed in the Plan. A detailed
prescribed burn plan must be prepared prior to any burning, in
accordance with IDNR policy and procedures.
4) Creation of suitable soil conditions for establishment of seedlings of
desired species is particularly crucial for oak species. A reasonable
expectation of seed deposition on the area to be regenerated must be
imminent and abundant before site preparation is performed.
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