|Sponsor:||Millar Western Forest|
This Projects’ primary purpose was to increase the growth of regenerating stands by reducing inter-tree competition in dense fire origin pine stands and regenerating cutblocks.
Specific objectives were to increase the survival vigor of post-treatment coniferous and deciduous species, reduce the potential for rapid wildfire spread, and explore opportunities to multi-task available planting contractors.
The identification of treatment areas, carrying out of pre-treatment surveys, and the actual stand tending took place throughout the field seasons of 1998 and 1999.
Project results are summarized in a five page report entitled "Pre-Commercial Stand Tending", prepared by David J. Flynn and Ron Sparrow, and dated July 11, 2003. Stand tending quality ranged from 95 to 99 %, and the overall per hectare costs amounted to $976.65/ha.
Mechanical Tending – Brushsaw
Cleaning & Tending
Millar Western Forest Products