|Sponsor:||Rocky Wood Preservers Ltd.|
The overall goal of this Project was to reduce intra- and inter-species competition in twelve to fourteen year old regenerated stands of lodgepole pine in an area west/northwest of Rocky Mtn. House in the Alberta Foothills.
Specifice objectives included releasing conifer trees from existing competition, and establishing quality control and long- term monitoring plots to assess the impacts of the "release work".
The stand tending work associated with this Project was carried out during the period of June 1st to 20th, 1999. In all a total of five blocks and 49.19 hectares were treated.
Additionally, control and treated sample plots were established in October 1999 in three of the five cutblocks.These sample plots were re-visited in August 2004 and re-measured in the fifth year as part of the long term monitoring strategy.
Project results are contained in two separate reports entitled:
* Interim Progress Report – Conifer Release Trial, prepared by Paul King, and dated March 15, 2001; and
* Final Technical and Financial Report – Conifer Release Trial, prepared by Paul King, and dated March 28, 2005.
Rocky Wood Preservers Ltd.
Five Year Effects
Stand Tending – Brushsaw
Intra- and Inter-species Competition