Canadian Forest Service Publications
Etude du matériel sur pied relatif et ses implications sur l'aménagement des plantations. 1979. Popovich, S. Forestry Chronicle 55(3) : 95-101.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 16274
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Problems of plantation management and silvicultural practices in over- and under-stocked white spruce and red pine plantations are presented in the light of observations made while preparing normal yield tables. This study points out the crucial problem of initial density of man-made forests. For successful growth of light-demanding species such as pine, a minimum of 4 000-5 000 seedlings per hectare at planting are required. The use for stand density optimization is discussed.