[Sust-mar] Fall workshops for silviculture contractors
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Wed Aug 11 14:00:45 EDT 2010
The Association for Sustainable Forestry (ASF) has announced a program of fall
workshops for silviculture contractors interested in uneven-aged management and
growing high-value trees. These free workshops will be offered in each region of
the province. (See below for our workshop schedule.)
The Uneven-Aged Management Project is designed to educate woodland owners and
silviculture contractors interested in growing long-lived, shade-tolerant tree
species and quality forest products. It focuses on silviculture practices
associated with uneven-aged management—selection management, crop tree release,
and crop tree pruning–and on funding available for these treatments through the
ASF’s Category 7 Quality Improvement Silviculture Program.
There is increasing demand for contractors with demonstrated ability to do these
Workshops for silviculture contractors will be held in the field, on a woodlot
where quality-improvement silviculture treatments have been and could be
conducted. The workshops emphasize ”how to’s” of uneven-aged management, with
opportunities to learn through hands-on exercises . Contractors will learn how
to ensure that quality-improvement silviculture treatments are successful and
cost effective. Topics to be discussed also include how to decide which trees to
harvest and which to retain, ecosystem-based forest management, and challenges
of doing this kind of work.
Space at these programs is limited and will be allocated on a first-come,
first-served basis. Pre-registration is required.
This outreach project is administered by the ASF and is being funded by the Nova
Scotia Department of Natural Resources as part of a program to increase the
number of small, private woodlot owners who use uneven-aged forest management
methods on appropriate sites. The project is being conducted on behalf of the
ASF by the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association in collaboration
with Picea Forestry Services and Woodlot Management of Bridgewater, NS.
Interested woodlot owners and contractors are encouraged to contact the Category
7 Outreach Project at 902-673-2278 or outreach at asforestry.com. The workshop
schedule is as follows:
UNEVEN-AGED MANAGEMENT PROJECT
FALL SCHEDULE of SILVICULTURE CONTRACTOR WORKSHOPS
Silviculture contractor workshops last about 3 hours and are held in the
afternoon on a woodlot where it is possible to show sites both before and after
treatments have been done. These workshops are free .
• Sept. 23, Bridgewater area, Lunenburg County
• Oct. 7, Wentworth area, Colchester County
• Nov. 18, Eastern Region, location TBA.
Space at all workshops is limited and will be allocated on a first-come,
first-served basis. Pre-registration is required. To register call 902-673-2278
or email outreach at asforestry.com
For the Uneven-Aged Management Outreach Project
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