• Fire
    Mitigation

    10X
    Faster

    More

    Fire mitigation by reducing Pine trees that burn 10X Faster than Aspen.

    More than ever Forest Fires are becoming a significant risk to our forests, our homes, and our air quality.  Mother nature has been managing her forests for eons before we have taken over stewardship.  The time has come to work hand in hand with Mother Nature to prevent these natural tragedies from getting too far out of hand.  106 has a unique process of replacing sections of pine tree forests with thriving aspen groves.

    The benefit is a dramatic decrease in fire expansion and intensity due to the fact that pine trees burn 10 times hotter, and 10 times faster than aspen trees.  The answer has been with us the whole time, however our unique approach to reforestation allows us to make the best of what Mother Nature has given us and create barriers to protect the assets under our stewardship.

    Fire mitigation by reducing Pine trees that burn 10X Faster than Aspen.

    More than ever Forest Fires are becoming a significant risk to our forests, our homes, and our air quality.  Mother nature has been managing her forests for eons before we have taken over stewardship.  The time has come to work hand in hand with Mother Nature to prevent these natural tragedies from getting too far out of hand.  106 has a unique process of replacing sections of pine tree forests with thriving aspen groves.

    The benefit is a dramatic decrease in fire expansion and intensity due to the fact that pine trees burn 10 times hotter, and 10 times faster than aspen trees.  The answer has been with us the whole time, however our unique approach to reforestation allows us to make the best of what Mother Nature has given us and create barriers to protect the assets under our stewardship.

    Fire mitigation by reducing Pine trees that burn 10X Faster than Aspen.

    More than ever Forest Fires are becoming a significant risk to our forests, our homes, and our air quality.  Mother nature has been managing her forests for eons before we have taken over stewardship.  The time has come to work hand in hand with Mother Nature to prevent these natural tragedies from getting too far out of hand.  106 has a unique process of replacing sections of pine tree forests with thriving aspen groves.

    The benefit is a dramatic decrease in fire expansion and intensity due to the fact that pine trees burn 10 times hotter, and 10 times faster than aspen trees.  The answer has been with us the whole time, however our unique approach to reforestation allows us to make the best of what Mother Nature has given us and create barriers to protect the assets under our stewardship.

  • Climate
    Protection

    20%
    More Water

    More

    Climate Protection from Aspens that pass 20% more water downstream.

    106 stands for the 106 acre community of aspen trees in Utah that have driven the purpose for making it the Utah State Tree, while at the same time representing the largest living organism in the world.   The aspen tree is adept at mitigating fire risk, but is also very powerful in protecting our climate, especially at higher elevations.

    As an example, 20% more water per acre ends up in our streams and lakes thanks to the life cycle of the aspen tree as opposed to the pine tree.  Also 50% more carbon emission and other impurities are removed and sequestered from our air by aspens than pines.  Thus these silent warriors protect and serve by insulating us from the wide spread destruction of fire, and help by allowing more water to and clean air to empower our ecosystems.

    Climate Protection from Aspens that pass 20% more water downstream.

    106 stands for the 106 acre community of aspen trees in Utah that have driven the purpose for making it the Utah State Tree, while at the same time representing the largest living organism in the world.   The aspen tree is adept at mitigating fire risk, but is also very powerful in protecting our climate, especially at higher elevations.

    As an example, 20% more water per acre ends up in our streams and lakes thanks to the life cycle of the aspen tree as opposed to the pine tree.  Also 50% more carbon emission and other impurities are removed and sequestered from our air by aspens than pines.  Thus these silent warriors protect and serve by insulating us from the wide spread destruction of fire, and help by allowing more water to and clean air to empower our ecosystems.

    Climate Protection from Aspens that pass 20% more water downstream.

    106 stands for the 106 acre community of aspen trees in Utah that have driven the purpose for making it the Utah State Tree, while at the same time representing the largest living organism in the world.   The aspen tree is adept at mitigating fire risk, but is also very powerful in protecting our climate, especially at higher elevations.

    As an example, 20% more water per acre ends up in our streams and lakes thanks to the life cycle of the aspen tree as opposed to the pine tree.  Also 50% more carbon emission and other impurities are removed and sequestered from our air by aspens than pines.  Thus these silent warriors protect and serve by insulating us from the wide spread destruction of fire, and help by allowing more water to and clean air to empower our ecosystems.

  • Habitat
    Creation

    10X
    Forage

    More

    Habitat creation for 55 species that thrive under Aspen trees.

    Preventing fire can be a great advantage of 106 reforestation, however another vital outcome of our unique process is the resurgence of wildlife that can feed in aspen groves, and the improved grazing potential of millions of acres of State land. 55 Species of animals benefit from our unique process by enabling 2,000 tons of edible fauna to grow in their protective shadow. This is a dramatic difference from the typical pine forest floor covered with deadfall and acidic sap dry patches under most pine trees.

    All animals, both grazing stock and wildlife benefit from every step in our process from the beginning stages of preparation to the final full growth phases. Many ranchers and hunters are amazed at the quality of feed and wildlife that results.

    Habitat creation for 55 species that thrive under Aspen trees.

    Preventing fire can be a great advantage of 106 reforestation, however another vital outcome of our unique process is the resurgence of wildlife that can feed in aspen groves, and the improved grazing potential of millions of acres of State land. 55 Species of animals benefit from our unique process by enabling 2,000 tons of edible fauna to grow in their protective shadow. This is a dramatic difference from the typical pine forest floor covered with deadfall and acidic sap dry patches under most pine trees.

    All animals, both grazing stock and wildlife benefit from every step in our process from the beginning stages of preparation to the final full growth phases. Many ranchers and hunters are amazed at the quality of feed and wildlife that results.

    Habitat creation for 55 species that thrive under Aspen trees.

    Preventing fire can be a great advantage of 106 reforestation, however another vital outcome of our unique process is the resurgence of wildlife that can feed in aspen groves, and the improved grazing potential of millions of acres of State land. 55 Species of animals benefit from our unique process by enabling 2,000 tons of edible fauna to grow in their protective shadow. This is a dramatic difference from the typical pine forest floor covered with deadfall and acidic sap dry patches under most pine trees.

    All animals, both grazing stock and wildlife benefit from every step in our process from the beginning stages of preparation to the final full growth phases. Many ranchers and hunters are amazed at the quality of feed and wildlife that results.

    Habitat creation for 55 species that thrive under Aspen trees.

    Preventing fire can be a great advantage of 106 reforestation, however another vital outcome of our unique process is the resurgence of wildlife that can feed in aspen groves, and the improved grazing potential of millions of acres of State land. 55 Species of animals benefit from our unique process by enabling 2,000 tons of edible fauna to grow in their protective shadow. This is a dramatic difference from the typical pine forest floor covered with deadfall and acidic sap dry patches under most pine trees.

    All animals, both grazing stock and wildlife benefit from every step in our process from the beginning stages of preparation to the final full growth phases. Many ranchers and hunters are amazed at the quality of feed and wildlife that results.

  • Fire Mitigation

    10X Faster

    More

  • Climate Protection

    20% More Water

    More

  • Habitat Creation

    10X Forage

    More

Fire mitigation by reducing Pine trees that burn 10X Faster than Aspen.

More than ever Forest Fires are becoming a significant risk to our forests, our homes, and our air quality.  Mother nature has been managing her forests for eons before we have taken over stewardship.  The time has come to work hand in hand with Mother Nature to prevent these natural tragedies from getting too far out of hand.  106 has a unique process of replacing sections of pine tree forests with thriving aspen groves.

The benefit is a dramatic decrease in fire expansion and intensity due to the fact that pine trees burn 10 times hotter, and 10 times faster than aspen trees.  The answer has been with us the whole time, however our unique approach to reforestation allows us to make the best of what Mother Nature has given us and create barriers to protect the assets under our stewardship.

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Fire mitigation by reducing Pine trees that burn 10X Faster than Aspen.

More than ever Forest Fires are becoming a significant risk to our forests, our homes, and our air quality.  Mother nature has been managing her forests for eons before we have taken over stewardship.  The time has come to work hand in hand with Mother Nature to prevent these natural tragedies from getting too far out of hand.  106 has a unique process of replacing sections of pine tree forests with thriving aspen groves.

The benefit is a dramatic decrease in fire expansion and intensity due to the fact that pine trees burn 10 times hotter, and 10 times faster than aspen trees.  The answer has been with us the whole time, however our unique approach to reforestation allows us to make the best of what Mother Nature has given us and create barriers to protect the assets under our stewardship.

Close

Fire mitigation by reducing Pine trees that burn 10X Faster than Aspen.

More than ever Forest Fires are becoming a significant risk to our forests, our homes, and our air quality.  Mother nature has been managing her forests for eons before we have taken over stewardship.  The time has come to work hand in hand with Mother Nature to prevent these natural tragedies from getting too far out of hand.  106 has a unique process of replacing sections of pine tree forests with thriving aspen groves.

The benefit is a dramatic decrease in fire expansion and intensity due to the fact that pine trees burn 10 times hotter, and 10 times faster than aspen trees.  The answer has been with us the whole time, however our unique approach to reforestation allows us to make the best of what Mother Nature has given us and create barriers to protect the assets under our stewardship.

Close

Climate Protection from Aspens that pass 20% more water downstream.

106 stands for the 106 acre community of aspen trees in Utah that have driven the purpose for making it the Utah State Tree, while at the same time representing the largest living organism in the world.   The aspen tree is adept at mitigating fire risk, but is also very powerful in protecting our climate, especially at higher elevations.

As an example, 20% more water per acre ends up in our streams and lakes thanks to the life cycle of the aspen tree as opposed to the pine tree.  Also 50% more carbon emission and other impurities are removed and sequestered from our air by aspens than pines.  Thus these silent warriors protect and serve by insulating us from the wide spread destruction of fire, and help by allowing more water to and clean air to empower our ecosystems.

Close

Climate Protection from Aspens that pass 20% more water downstream.

106 stands for the 106 acre community of aspen trees in Utah that have driven the purpose for making it the Utah State Tree, while at the same time representing the largest living organism in the world.   The aspen tree is adept at mitigating fire risk, but is also very powerful in protecting our climate, especially at higher elevations.

As an example, 20% more water per acre ends up in our streams and lakes thanks to the life cycle of the aspen tree as opposed to the pine tree.  Also 50% more carbon emission and other impurities are removed and sequestered from our air by aspens than pines.  Thus these silent warriors protect and serve by insulating us from the wide spread destruction of fire, and help by allowing more water to and clean air to empower our ecosystems.

Close

Climate Protection from Aspens that pass 20% more water downstream.

106 stands for the 106 acre community of aspen trees in Utah that have driven the purpose for making it the Utah State Tree, while at the same time representing the largest living organism in the world.   The aspen tree is adept at mitigating fire risk, but is also very powerful in protecting our climate, especially at higher elevations.

As an example, 20% more water per acre ends up in our streams and lakes thanks to the life cycle of the aspen tree as opposed to the pine tree.  Also 50% more carbon emission and other impurities are removed and sequestered from our air by aspens than pines.  Thus these silent warriors protect and serve by insulating us from the wide spread destruction of fire, and help by allowing more water to and clean air to empower our ecosystems.

Close

Habitat creation for 55 species that thrive under Aspen trees.

Preventing fire can be a great advantage of 106 reforestation, however another vital outcome of our unique process is the resurgence of wildlife that can feed in aspen groves, and the improved grazing potential of millions of acres of State land. 55 Species of animals benefit from our unique process by enabling 2,000 tons of edible fauna to grow in their protective shadow. This is a dramatic difference from the typical pine forest floor covered with deadfall and acidic sap dry patches under most pine trees.

All animals, both grazing stock and wildlife benefit from every step in our process from the beginning stages of preparation to the final full growth phases. Many ranchers and hunters are amazed at the quality of feed and wildlife that results.

Close

Habitat creation for 55 species that thrive under Aspen trees.

Preventing fire can be a great advantage of 106 reforestation, however another vital outcome of our unique process is the resurgence of wildlife that can feed in aspen groves, and the improved grazing potential of millions of acres of State land. 55 Species of animals benefit from our unique process by enabling 2,000 tons of edible fauna to grow in their protective shadow. This is a dramatic difference from the typical pine forest floor covered with deadfall and acidic sap dry patches under most pine trees.

All animals, both grazing stock and wildlife benefit from every step in our process from the beginning stages of preparation to the final full growth phases. Many ranchers and hunters are amazed at the quality of feed and wildlife that results.

Close

Habitat creation for 55 species that thrive under Aspen trees.

Preventing fire can be a great advantage of 106 reforestation, however another vital outcome of our unique process is the resurgence of wildlife that can feed in aspen groves, and the improved grazing potential of millions of acres of State land. 55 Species of animals benefit from our unique process by enabling 2,000 tons of edible fauna to grow in their protective shadow. This is a dramatic difference from the typical pine forest floor covered with deadfall and acidic sap dry patches under most pine trees.

All animals, both grazing stock and wildlife benefit from every step in our process from the beginning stages of preparation to the final full growth phases. Many ranchers and hunters are amazed at the quality of feed and wildlife that results.

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Research

Careful analysis to ensure the best outcome

106 Reforestation: Preparing a Forest Stewardship plan What will you do with your forest? Some landowners choose to “let nature take its course.” They believe that nature, left to its own processes, will be a better manager than they ever could be. While this may be true in some situations, many of the natural processes that formed today’s forests have been impaired by human activity. Wildfires that once renewed certain types of forest have been curtailed. Non-native insects and diseases have decimated populations of some tree species. Introduced plants and animals have replaced native species. Residential, commercial, and industrial development has fragmented forests into smaller, more isolated pieces.

106 Reforestation Research PDF

Reforest

Our proven 106 Reforestation process restores the habitat to allow aspen to flourish.

  1. Google earth analysis of designated area
  2. Mechanical removal of selected areas
  3. Take soil samples for exact fertilizer requirements
  4. Grading and contouring of plots
  5. Build slope drainages for selected pond sites
  6. Seed all selected plots with wildlife seed blend
  7. Commercial fertilization of Plots
  8. Burn remaining debris piles
  9. Bury burnt remains
  10. Review plots for growth and install high fence test
  11. Reseed burnt debris areas

Reforest

Our proven 106 Reforestation process restores the habitat to allow aspen to flourish.

  1. Google earth analysis of designated area
  2. Mechanical removal of selected areas
  3. Take soil samples for exact fertilizer requirements
  4. Grading and contouring of plots
  5. Build slope drainages for selected pond sites
  6. Seed all selected plots with wildlife seed blend
  7. Commercial fertilization of Plots
  8. Burn remaining debris piles
  9. Bury burnt remains
  10. Review plots for growth and install high fence test
  11. Reseed burnt debris areas

Results

Why 106?
106 Reforestation is dedicated to the 106 acres of Pando, the Trembling Giant

One of the world’s oldest and most massive living organisms is a grove of quaking aspens in the Fish Lake National Forest in Utah. When the Pando Clone was discovered, scientists named it with a Latin word that means “I spread.” An aspen clone starts with a single seed and spreads by sending up new shoots from the expanding root system. These shoots become trees that are genetically identical.

Pando is located about 1 mile southwest of Fish Lake on State Highway 25, and is believed to be the largest organism ever found at nearly 13 million pounds. The clone spreads over 106 acres, consisting of over 50,000 individual trees.

Articles

High Elevation Habitat Restoration

Vivid Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife member Mike Siaperas and the DWR have treated approximately 400 acres by removing dense conifer stands. The resulting regeneration is nothing short of amazing…”

Read More About High Elevation Habitat Restoration

The Salt Lake Tribune

“Quaking aspen, Utah’s state tree, once covered 40 percent of Monroe Mountain, but today conifers are encroaching into many stands. In other places, aspen shoots fail to mature because they are eaten by cattle, sheep, deer and elk.

Read More About High Elevation Habitat Restoration

Utah Forest News

“On Thursday, August 13, 2015 USU Forestry Extension cohosted the fourteenth annual Timber Harvest Tour on the Tavaputs Plateau, Utah….”

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Bulldozing Aspen to Grow Aspen

For the past few years Utah landowner Mike Siaperas, has been bulldozing openings in his mature aspen forest to grow a younger and more pure aspen forest on the Tavaputs Plateau southeast of Price.

Read More About Bulldozing Aspen to Grow Aspen

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“It is high time to realize that our responsibility to the coming millions is like that of parents to their children, and that in wasting our resources we are wronging our descendants.”

Theodore Roosevelt

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Mike Siaperas
2014 Conservationist of the Year
2011 Conservationist of the Year

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