Project Code: BRL-01-021
Program: FRIP
Area:Field Operations
Sponsor:Blue Ridge Lumber (1981)

Object & Deliverables

This Project’s principal aim was to reduce the chance of inter- and intra-specific competition and assist the conifer crop trees to achieve/maintain free-to-grow status.

Project objectives included density reduction of competing vegetation; release of the conifer crop trees; and the creation of an environment in which the crop trees can maintain a free growing status.

Final Report

Over the summer/fall of 1998, nine hundred and forty-eight hectares of reforested cutblocks were cleaned/thinned utilizing professional contractors. The average tending cost amounted to $473 per hectare.

Blue Ridge Lumber
Weeding & Thinning
Conifer Release
Mechanical Tending
Density Management