|Sponsor:||Blue Ridge Lumber (1981)|
The principal aim of this Project was a reduction in stem density within young overstocked lodgepole pine stands having some hardwood and spruce composition.
Project objectives included thinning to a pre-determined density and composition, creating an environment for crop trees to achieve/maintain free-to-grow status, and secure productivity information for the mechanical strip thinning.
During the Spring & Summer of 1999, 22 hectares were mechanically strip thinned and manually tended. The mechanical strip thinning was carried out using a Gyro-Trac GT 18-1 Brushcutter on tracks. Results were mixed with the amount of coarse woody material, number of snags and degree of slope contributing to lower productivity.
Blue Ridge Lumber
Brushcutter & Manual