Provide for the maintenance and reproduction of
the pine resources to provide significant recreational,
aesthetic, wildlife and environmental benefits as well as wood
fiber essential to commerce and industry.
Scope: The law applies to harvested areas that are at
least five acres in size, are at least 25% loblolly, shortleaf or
pond pine prior to harvest and will NOT be converted to a
non-forest land use such as agricultural or residential.
Description: Eligible land must be regenerated to pine
through the use of seed trees or through the of pine seedlings as
per a pine reforestation plan. If seed trees are to be left there
must be at least 8 cone-bearing loblolly, shortleaf or pond pine
per acre. Seed trees should be healthy, wind firm and well
distributed throughout the harvested area. Regeneration will be
deemed successful if there are at least 400 loblolly, shortleaf
or pond pine seedlings which are well distributed and are free to
Annual Accomplishments: Approximately 40-50 harvest per
year on 2,500-3,000 acres are subject to the Seed Tree Law.
Your local DNR forester or Dan Rider
Maryland DNR Forest Service
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401