Project Code: WELD-01-016
Area:Field Operations
Sponsor:Weldwood of Canada Ltd.

Stand tending was conducted on 1 850 hectares. The stands were harvested between 1963 and 1989. It was felt necessary to conduct tending due to the inability to control the competing vegetation in the seral stages of the stands. The competing vegetation was expected to have a negative effect on the development rate and overall yield of the sites. Brushsawing and girdling were the methods used. The primary objective of this Project was to preserve the softwood landbase by controlling competing vegetation which will in turn improve the growth and ensure the survival of coniferous crop trees.