Project Code: LRRF-01-010
Area:Field Operations
Sponsor:Little Red River Forestry Ltd.

The purpose of this Project was to improve the forest resource through stand tending in blocks that had a high level of competition, which was impeding the growth of conifer crop trees.

Project objectives included reducing inter-specific competition, while still maintaining a deciduous component throughout the blocks, and creating an environment where conifer crop trees can maintain free to grow standards.

The field activities related to this Project were carried out over the periods of September & October 2002 and 2003.. During this time, five blocks were stand tended comprising 310.4 hectares in total. Brush saws were utilized throughout. Deciduous densities, stem diameters & heights were above average, which lead to the higher overall treatment costs of $935.86 per hectare.

Project results are summarized in a brief four page report entitled "Wentzel MOF Stand Tending", prepared by Allen Plantinga, and dated December 21, 2004.

Keywords
Mechanical Tending
Density Management
Little Red River Forestry
Brush Saws
Conifer Release