This plantation of red pine, white pine and Norway spruce occupies about 12 acres in Lovells, MI. The plantation was established as a seed bed (nursery) for the species mentioned. It is believed the seed beds were established in the 1920's but the seedling stock was not completely distributed and the resultant plantation became established from seedlings spaced as close as 6 inches apart. The red pine and white pine areas appear to have been planted in rows about 6 feet apart, but the Norway spruce retained the original seed bed spacing. As late as the 1970's the stumps of Norway spruce were could be seen between the rows.
The resultant stand is one of the most unique plantations in Northern Michigan and presents a fine example of long term conifer management.