Canadian Forest Service Publications

Precommercial thinning in a young sugar maple-yellow birch stand : results after 10 years. 1998. Zarnovican, R. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Sainte-Foy, Quebec. Information Report LAU-X-123E. 19 p.

Year: 1998

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 16822

Language: English

Series: Information Report (LFC - Québec)

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A study on the tending of young hardwood stands was initiated in 1984, near Windsor in the Eastern Townships, under an agreement between Domtar Inc. and the Canadian Forest Service. Its purpose was to evaluate the effects of silvicultural treatments on the growth and yield of the main species in sugar maple - yellow birch stands.

This paper presents the results of the impact of precommercial thinning (light from above, moderate mixed and heavy from below) on diameter and terminal growth and on the development of the three main species in a seedling stand after ten years. The study seeks to provide users with information on the management of hardwoods as regular high forest.

Also available under the title:
Éclaircie précommerciale dans une jeune érablière à bouleau jaune : résultats après 10 ans (French)