Project Code: CANFOR-01-014
Program: FRIP
Area:Field Operations
Sponsor:Canadian Forest Products

Object & Deliverables


The primary goal of this Project was to increase the productivity of established coniferous species on selected cut units through removal/retardation of the competing hardwood species.

Phase V objectives included the pre-treatment surveys, weeding & thinning and/or herbicide application on approximately 1,565 hectares.


Final Report

Over the four summer seasons of 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001- 1,182 hectares of previously regenerated cutovers were manually cleaned & thinned utilizing brush saws, and 149 hectares were treated through a basal bark application of herbicide.

Density management
Mechanical Tending
Weeding & Thinning
Conifer Release
Herbicide Treatment – basal bark application