|Sponsor:||Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.|
Object & Deliverables
Reduction of intra & interspecific competition for light, nutrients and growing space within regenerated conifer stands was the primary purpose of this Project.
Objectives included cleaning and tending of the competing deciduous trees within 2 meters of the established lodgepole pine and 1.5 meters of white spruce. All other vegetative competition was to be removed if its height exceeded one-half the height of the “crop tree”.
During the period of June to September 2002, seventeen cutblocks comprising 297.12 hectares were assessed on a pre- treatment basis, and cleaned/tended at an average price of $482.27 per hectare.
Final Project results were summarized in a fourteen page report entitled “Stand Tending – 2002”, prepared by Dave Kent, and dated September 12th, 2003.
Brushing and Weeding
Mechanical Tending – Brush Saw