|Sponsor:||Sundance Forest Industries|
Extreme ingress of aspen on coniferous clear-cut areas jeopardises the growth potential of the regenerated coniferous stock. Alternative methods of treatment from traditional stand tending are being attempted in order to more efficiently control this competitive vegetation while reducing site impacts and treatment costs. The individual stem (punch) and fill (drill and inject) treatments have addressed all of these growth concerns while providing a preventative pre-harvest alternative. This Project’s objective is to assess the effectiveness of glyphosate inoculation by determining the amount of post-harvest suckering under various site condition and to provide forest managers with a tool that will allow for the control of suckering where required and where optimum results are certain.