One of the primary reasons the Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program was initially established was the widespread concern that some native California oaks were not regenerating adequately. Three California oak species (blue oak, valley oak and Engelmann oak) have been repeatedly identified as species that have inadequate regeneration to maintain current stand densities. As a result of this concern, the IHRMP and others within and outside the University have done considerable research during the past 25 years on where and why oak regeneration is problematic and how to successfully artificially regenerate oaks. In addition, the IHRMP and the Oak Woodland Conservation Workgroup have hosted numerous trainings where the latest information on oak regeneration has been disseminated. Below are links to several publications on oak regeneration including “Regenerating rangeland oaks in California”, a comprehensive publication that provides recommended techniques for successfully regenerating native California oaks.
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