|Sponsor:||ANC Timber Ltd.|
Object & Deliverables
The primary goal of the project was to implement appropriate silviculture treatments in the cutblocks identified in FRIP/FRIAA projects ANC-01-02 and ANC-01-05. Five cutblocks located in the W1-29 operating area: 211, 212, 213, 214 and 225 were stratified into various stages of development, and likely to produce beneficial effects from the treatment.
These cutblocks were treated to increase the growth potential of the regenerated conifer stock by decreasing the deciduous and brush competition located throughout the blocks. By cutting the trees in direct competition with the conifer stock, there will be an increase in amounts of available nutrients, light, moisture and growing space. Brush saws were used to remove the competing vegetation from a 1.5m radius around the crop trees. The competing vegetation could have been coniferous, deciduous or brush.
The goal and principal objective of this Project was increasing the growth and volume potential of the regenerated conifer stock through reduction of the deciduous and brush competition in the cutover block.
In all, manual stand tending (brush saws) was completed on approximately 237 hectares in the W1 – 29 operational area.
Project results are that the treated cutblocks will meet stocking and height standards earlier than would otherwise have occurred, if left untreated.
The project was successful in achieving the objectives to reduce the competition around the crop trees in the 5 blocks in W1-29. Safety and quality standards were met throughout the project. As well, the project was completed on time.
The complete findings of this project, methodology, observations and results are contained in the Project Report.