Project Code: EDILA-01-005
Area:Field Operations
Sponsor:Edson and District

This Project’s aim was to remove the deciduous competition surrounding the conifer crop trees and assist them to achieve/maintain free-to-grow status.

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.

Throughout the late Spring and Summer of 2001, a relatively inexperienced local contractor manual cleaned and tended about 107 hectares of previously reforested cutblocks. The average tending cost amounted to $841 per hectare.

Density Management
Conifer Release
Weeding & Thinning
Mechanical – brush saw