|Sponsor:||Blue Ridge Lumber (1981)|
Object & Deliverables
The primary aim of this Project was an operational trial of a sprout-less herbicide applicator mounted on a brushsaw.
Objectives included assessing the effectiveness of the Sproutless Herbicide Applicator to control re-suckering, and ensure survival/growth of existing coniferous saplings so as to achieve free-to-grow status.
During the summer of 2000, approximately 42 hectares of regenerated cutblocks in the Judy Creek area were treated with the brushsaw/sproutless applicator method. Subsequent follow-up measurements indicated the amount of re-suckering was considerably lower in the treated blocks as opposed to the blocks tended with brushsaw only.
Weeding & Thinning
Blue Ridge Lumber
Herbicide Treatment – basal