Canadian Forest Service Publications

Pre-commercial thinning in balsam fir: Management implications for regeneration. 2021. Thiffault, N., Canuel, C-M., Hoepting, M., Farrell, J. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Canadian Wood Fibre Center. Fibre Facts 22. 4 p.

Year: 2021

Issued by: Canadian Wood Fibre Centre

Catalog ID: 40464

Language: English

Series: Fibre Facts (CWFC - CFS)

Availability: PDF (download)

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This fact sheet provides an overview of a study on the management implications of pre-commercial thinning in balsam fir. While the effects of pre-commercial thinning on stand growth and quality are well known, a New Brunswick study sheds light on the outstanding question of the impact on regeneration in the next rotation. The results of the study help assess the sustainability of the practice.

Also available under the title:
Éclaircie précommerciale en peuplements de sapin baumier : incidence sur la régénération. Faits sur la fibre 22 (French)