Project Code: BRL-01-018
Program: FRIP
Area:Field Operations
Sponsor:Blue Ridge Lumber (1981)

Object & Deliverables

The Project’s primary purpose was the reduction of competition within established conifer plantations by reducing aspen and vegetative shrub densities.

Initial objectives included manual stand tending of approximately 560 hectares and reconnaisance surveys totalling 1500 hectares.

Final Report

Over the summer of 1997 – 560.9 hectares of previously harvested cutovers were manually tended using brush saws, and 3089 hectares surveyed. Direct tending costs amounted to about $564 per hectare.

Weeding & Thinning
Blue Ridge Lumber
Density management
Conifer Release
Pre-treatment Assessments
Mechanical Tending