The research found here is a comprehensive list of research projects, listed by year.
Brian Palik - U.S. Forest Service
Objective: To access and monitor black ash decline on bottomland-hardwood stands.
Ron Severs - Cloquet Forestry Center
Objective: This project examines the effectiveness of a new silvicultural regeneration practice known as trupp (pronounced "troop") planting. Red oaks are planted in tight cluster formations; 30 trees were planted on 19 foot diameter plots. Three trupp planting plots are protected with a fence enclosure, three plots remain unprotected. One control plot is planted in traditional rows and remains unprotected. The success of regeneration and degree of animal predation will be evaluated.
Dr. Tom Burk - University of Minnesota
Objective: To quantify differences between three densities of planted red pine. Red pine stand was planted in 1971 and thinned at two dates: 1985 and 2006. Reasearch plots were reserved during each thinning prescription to compare growth and value differences.
Melissa Kemperman and David Neitzel - MN Department of Health
Objective: To determine the presence of deer ticks (lxodes scapularis) at the Cloquet Forestry Center and determine their infection rates with the agents that cause lyme disease, human anaplasmosis and babesisis