Project Code: BRL-01-040
Area:Field Operations
Sponsor:Blue Ridge Lumber (1981)

This Project’s purpose was to reduce competing vegetation which was overtopping the coniferous crop trees.

Objectives included identifying those blocks requiring follow-up tending for the following year, suppressing the growth of undesirable vegetation threatening the success of the regeneration, and to the release the crop trees so that they achieve free-to-grow status.

During the 2000 season, thirty-three cutblocks comprising 1167 hectares were surveyed and a total of 1036 hectares (35 cutblocks) were treated with an aerially applied herbicide for conifer release.

Keywords
Conifer Release
Weeding & Thinning
Blue Ridge Lumber
Herbicide Treatment – aerial
Density Management