Project Code: BUCH-01-003
Area:Field Operations
Sponsor:Buchanan Lumber

The primary purpose of this Project was to reduce intra- and inter-species competition thereby providing conifer release.

Objectives included thinning of overdense lodgepole regeneration to approximately 2200 stems per hectare and the removal of competing deciduous vegetation with the coniferous crop trees.

In July and August of 2000, 194.3 hectares were manually thinned and weeded utilizing brush saws. Overall stand density was decreased to 1,993 stems per hectare and the weeding process significantly reduced the inter-species competition.

Keywords
Mechanical Tending
Weeding & Thinning
Conifer Release
Density Management
Buchanan Lumber
Manual – brush saw