Project: Broadaxe Plant
Agency/Forest or Park/District: USFS, Idaho Panhandle National Forest, St. Joe Ranger District (Avery, Idaho)
Project coordinator: Sidnee Dittman
Contact: Sidnee Dittman, Culturist, St. Joe Ranger District, 34 Hoyt Drive, Avery, ID 83802
Phone: #208-245-6248 firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Joe Ranger District and private tree planting contractor
Source of funding /amount
Supplemental funding: $3,170 from FS
Dates of restoration efforts
September 19th 2011
Plant 4,000 WBP seedlings in a recent timber sale area which currently has an adjacent declining WBP population.
We have 2 or 3 harvest units in the Gold Pass area that have planting sites for WBP (> 5800’ elevation). These sites are too high for White Pine and currently have a few scattered natural WBP. We currently have 4,000 WBP seedlings growing at the CDA Nursery. We will plant from 200 to 250 trees per acre next to stable microsites (logs 6” or larger in diameter and next to stumps) to protect the seedlings from weather and animal damage. NEPA is complete for this project.
Planted 16 acres at Gold Pass in Broadaxe #2 with 4,200 WBP seedlings. The seeds were collected from Quarles and Craddock Peak. The trees were field evaluated before collecting and showed no signs of White Pine Blister Rust.
Project complete. Planted 16 acres with 4,200 WBP seedlings. Installed a Stake Row to monitor survival.
Monitoring since completion of the project
Surveyed stand in the Fall of 2012and will follow up with a survey in 2014 and again in 2016. We will continue to monitor these WBP stands for survival and competing vegetative competition.
Will outcome meet goals
Our goal is to get WBP to reach maturity and produce cones.
Pictures from 2011 Planting