Project Code: WEYDV-02-048
Area:Field Operations
Sponsor:Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.

The intent of this Project was to expedite the understory establishment of white spruce within an assortment of aspen stands through understory planting with the intent to promote development of a second crop in the understory of the existing deciduous stands. The Project planted 120,000 seedlings in Weyerhaeuser’s Drayton Valley FMA in a pattern that permits the future harvest of crop trees with minimal damage to the white spruce understory. Monitor plots were established to track the performance of the understory species.