Canadian Forest Service Publications
Overview of commercial thinning in black spruce forest: 40 years later. 2007. Lussier, J.M. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Ste-Foy, Québec. Branching out Number 31. 1 p.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 26905
Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)
CFS Availability: PDF (download)
In the early 1960s, Gordon Weetman, a silviculture specialist at Paprican (Woodlands Research Department), established some experimental plots north of Baie-Comeau. One of his objectives was to determine the effect that thinning would have on the growth and yield of a 60-year-old black spruce forest. These plots were revisited in 2001 by researchers from the Canadian Forest Service to examine the long-term impact of this management practice.
Also available under the title:
Regard sur l'éclaircie commerciale en pessière noire. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 31. (French)