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Published May 17, 2010, 12:00 AM

Sebeka tree farm


Tom Schulz and his wife, Kyle, of Sebeka, Minn., make part of their living from tree plantings. The blue paint marked a recent harvest on half of their 40-acre diversified woodlot. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)

  • Tom Schulz and his wife, Kyle, of Sebeka, Minn., make part of their living from tree plantings. The blue paint marked a recent harvest on half of their 40-acre diversified woodlot. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • Tom and Kyle Schulz of Sebeka, Minn., say this diversified tree woodlot needs some thinning to be more productive. First out: the silver-clad aspens. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • om Schulz of Sebeka, Minn., points out ridges in a recently harvested wood lot area where new seedlings were placed by the first week in May. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • Future Forest Inc. of Askov, Minn., came in and used this Brekke Trencher to prepare forest replanting on the Tom and Kyle Schulz Evergreen Lane farm at Sebeka, Minn. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • According to a woodlot management plan, Tom and Kyle Schulz of Sebeka, Minn., left a certain number of standing, dead trees for wildlife when they recently harvested part of a diversified woodlot. The day of the harvest they saw a pileated woodpecker on one of trees — an unusual sight in their area. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • Tom and Kyle Schulz of Sebeka, Minn., say this diversified tree woodlot needs some thinning to be more productive. Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • The Tom and Kyle Schulz’s Evergreen Lane farm at Sebeka, Minn., is a member of the American Tree Farm System, a program of the American Forest Foundation. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • This Brekke Trencher preps the land for forest replanting on the Tom and Kyle Schulz Evergreen Lane farm at Sebeka, Minn. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)