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Silvicultural implications of mechanical logging; establishment. 1968. Arnott, J.T. Government of Canada, Department of Forestry and Rural Development, Forest Research Laboratory, Ste-Foy, Québec. Internal report Q 138. 9 p.

Year: 1968

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 14826

Language: English

Series: Internal Report (LFC - Québec)

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Abstract

Although extensive developments have taken place in the field of mechanical logging of pulpwood stands, little quantitative work by research silviculturalists has been carried out to assess the effects of the new logging systems on advance growth, on the degree of soil scarification, and on the quality and quantity of the residual regeneration on the cutover. That little factual data are available is of increasing concern to foresters.

It can be fully appreciated that any project dealing with mechanized logging in eastern Canada involves a vast field. In 1965, after meetings between officials of the Canada Department of Forestry, the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of the Canada and several pulp and paper companies, a study was proposed (P.P.R.I.C. 65-2) to investigate the silvicultural implications of mechanical logging. Similar studies were set up by the Department of Forestry in New Brunswick and Quebec. This paper records the establishment of the Quebec Study.