|Sponsor:||Weyerhaeuser Company Limited|
The intent of the project was to expedite the understory establishment of white spruce within an assortment of aspen stands through planting, in an attempt to promote development of a second crop in the understory of the existing deciduous stand. The long term objective is to operationalize understory planting in stands it is best suited to, ecologically and economically, and thereby realize an increase to the mean annual increment of fibre on these sites. The sites will be monitored over 20 years to assess success. The final report was submitted by Dave Kent entitled, “Understory Planting”, on October 1997.