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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Improving Minnesota
Robert A. Stine
1997: Bemidji, MN
Interest in white pine has been growing in Minnesota during the last decade, leading to a recent
task force report containing comprehensive regeneration strategies and recommendations. One
recommendation is that the number of white pine trees and the number of acres with young white pine
trees should be doubled within the next seven years. Also, the number of acres in white pine cover type
should be doubled within the next 50 years. In 1997, the Minnesota legislature appropriated $1.12 million
to begin implementing this recommendation. The appropriation will be divided among private, county, and
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) lands.
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