Project Code: MWI-01-023
Area:Field Operations
Sponsor:Millar Western Forest

The purpose of this Project was to improve the growth rate and condition of over dense 40 year old fire origin pine stands.

The objective of this Project was to reduce the density of pine stands by treating smaller, suppressed trees with Release® using a one sided low volume application from backpack sprayers. All stands were in CTLW090013 with original stand densities ranging from 8,000 to 15,000 trees per hectare.

A final stand density of 4,773 trees per hectare was achieved, which was well within the desired range of 4,000 to 5,000 stems per hectare. It was anticipated that this treatment would allow stands to free themselves from their repressed state. A total of 108 hectares were treated.

Stand Tending Herbicide
Millar Western Forest Products
Conifer Release