|Sponsor:||Atlas Lumber (Alberta) Ltd.|
Object & Deliverables
The 2000 Cherry Hill Wildfire burned over a number of previously regenerated cutblocks, the primary objective of this Project was to restore these blocks to a “satisfactorily stocked” status.
Specifically, original proposal plans intended to reforest approximately 192 hectares of burned over cut units.
During the Spring of 2001, 132.7 hectares of the burned blocks were scarified utilizing crawler tractors equipped with”Hensley Teeth” installed on the dozer blade(s). Sixty-five percent mineral soil exposure was achieved at an approximate cost of $366 per hectare. This area was aerially seeded on the snow in early 2002.
An additional 22.1 hectares was planted to white spruce [stock type 412A Sw] in the Summer of 2001.
Final Project results are summarized in a brief eight page report entitled “Reforestation of Previous Cut-overs Burnt in Cherry Hill Fire – 2000”, prepared by John MacGarva, and dated May 14, 2004.
Previously Stocked Cut-overs
Scarification & Aerial Seeding