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The Bräcke Planter: a brief study in western Canada

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3945
Author
Stjernberg, Ernst
Evans, Craig
Date
May 2004
Edition
40670
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Stjernberg, Ernst
Evans, Craig
Date
May 2004
Edition
40670
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Sites
Site preparation
Productivity
Preparation
Planting
Costs
British Columbia
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 5, No. 18
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) carried out a short-term study of the Bräcke Planter mounted on an excavator. The study took place near Kamloops, B.C. on a small cutblock with slopes ranging from 0 to 35%. This report describes the planter, and its productivity and suitability for use in western Canada.
Planting
Mounding
Screefing
Site preparation
Mechanical method
Productivity
Costs
British Columbia
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Canfor Vanderhoof 2014 direct seeding trials 1-2 year results

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3443
Author
Matute, Pamela
Evans, Craig
Date
March 2016
Edition
40122
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Matute, Pamela
Evans, Craig
Date
March 2016
Edition
40122
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Silviculture
Seeding
Seeders
Surveys
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2016 n.14
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations partnered with Canfor Vanderhoof and Doug Brophy Contracting Ltd. to install a high-density lodgepole pine direct seeding trial in the spring and fall of 2014. Two blocks were seeded at rates of 20 000 and 40 000 seeds/ha using the Bracke s35.a seeder mounted on a disc trencher. At the end of the 2015 growing season, total stocking was 6 630 and 5 170 st/ha respectively, of which 46% and 57% came from direct seeding. Further natural ingress and delayed germination are expected to increase stocking to target levels.
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Evaluation of a four-row disc trencher prototype in western Canada

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39709
Author
Evans, Craig
Date
2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Bioproducts
PDF
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Author
Evans, Craig
Date
2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Bioproducts
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 13, No. 11
Language
English
ISSN
14933381
PDF
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Harvesting overmature aspen stands in Central Alberta

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36636
Author
Andersson, Björn
Evans, Craig
Date
September 1996
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Andersson, Björn
Evans, Craig
Contributor
Canada-Alberta Partnership Agreement in Forestry
Date
September 1996
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
42 p
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Skidders
Roads
Productivity
Processing
Harvesting
Costs
Aspen
Alberta
Series Number
Special Report ; SR-000112
Language
English
Abstract
In 1994, FERIC evaluated the performance of feller-bunchers, grapple skidders, roadside delimbers and slashers operating in overmature aspen stands in Central Alberta. The study aimed at providing the forest industry with information for projecting productivities and costs of harvesting overmature aspen stands. FERIC measured machine productivity in aspen stands of different characteristics, and fibre losses from excessive butt rot, upper stem defects, and conversion of tree-length stems into 2.6-m logs. The field data provided the input for determining operating cost and projected machine productivity as functions of tree size or skidding distance. This report also discusses the impact on cost of harvesting decaying stands.
Harvesting
Processing
Aspen
FELLER-BUNCHERS
Grapple skidders
Delimbers
Roadside processing
Slashers
Evaluation
Productivity
Costs
Alberta
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Helicopter logging on the Queen Charlotte Islands: productivities and costs of a Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane in clearcuts, patch cuts and single-tree selection cuts

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40634
Author
Krag, Ray
Evans, Craig
Date
July 2003
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Krag, Ray
Evans, Craig
Date
July 2003
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
40 p
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Trees
Stands
Sampling
Selection
Residues
Productivity
Partial cutting
Logs
Helicopter
Costs
British Columbia
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 4, No. 19
Language
English
Abstract
In 1992 the Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) studied a heavy-lift helicopter logging operation on the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia. The study was part of a Fish-Forestry Interaction Program project to investigate the feasibility of using alternative harvesting and silvicultural systems to harvest timber from potentially unstable terrain. The study provided information on the productivities and costs of helicopter logging in clearcuts, patch cuts, and single-tree selection cuts, using a Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane equipped for choker logging. Information on basal area removal levels, damage to residual stems, and ground disturbance was also collected. Production and cost functions were derived from detailed-timing and shift-level data to predict helicopter yarding productivity and cost by harvesting treatment for yarding distances of 100 to 1 500 m.
Helicopter logging
Sikorsky S-64E skycrane
Partial cutting
Clearcuts
Patch cutting
Single-tree selection
Productivity
Costs
Ground disturbance
Residual stand damage
Coastal British Columbia
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Morbark Wolverine feller-buncher : observations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39963
Author
Evans, Craig
Date
April 1993
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Evans, Craig
Date
April 1993
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Feller
Costs
British Columbia
Series Number
FO Field Note Felling ; FNF 17
Language
English
Abstract
Partial cutting systems
SKIDDING
Wildlife habitats
Mule deer
Environmental aspects
BRITISH COLUMBIA
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Mounding on steep slopes with a Schaeff HS40D walking excavator: a short-term study

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40730
Author
Evans, Craig
Date
December 2005
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Evans, Craig
Date
December 2005
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Steep slopes
Sites
Site preparation
Productivity
Preparation
Costs
British Columbia
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 6, No. 31
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) performed a short-term study of a Schaeff HS40D walking excavator working near Grand Forks, B.C. FERIC monitored the machine working on a steep slope to determine its productivity and cost.
Site preparation
Mechanical method
Excavators
Walking machines
Steep slopes
Productivity
Costs
British Columbia
Schaeff HS40D
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Nichyeskwa Creek Tomentosus stumping trial: a short-term assessment

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Author
Evans, Craig
Date
July 1996
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Evans, Craig
Date
July 1996
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Watershed
Water
Stumps
British Columbia
Series Number
Field Note ; Silviculture-FN-000091
Language
English
Abstract
ROOTS DISEASES
TOMENTOSUS
Stump extraction
Watershed restoration
British Columbia
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Partial cutting to improve winter mule deer habitat: a short-term observation of skidding

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36778
Author
Evans, Craig
Date
1999
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Evans, Craig
Date
1999
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wildlife
Systems
Skidding
Partial cutting
British Columbia
Series Number
Field Note ; Partial Cutting-FN-000025
Language
English
Abstract
Partial cutting systems
Skidding
Wildlife habitats
Mule deer
Environmental aspects
British Columbia
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Silvicultural treatments for ecosystem management in Sayward: cost and productivity of harvesting

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Author
Evans, Craig
Phillips, Eric
de Montigny, Louise
Date
December 2003
Edition
40651
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Evans, Craig
Phillips, Eric
de Montigny, Louise
Date
December 2003
Edition
40651
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Visual efficiency
Thinning
Systems
Silviculture
Selection
Second growth forests
Second growth
Retention
Productivity
Growth
Costs
British Columbia
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 4, No. 38
Language
English
Abstract
The Silviculture Treatments for Ecosystem Management in the Sayward (STEMS) research project was developed to test seven silvicultural systems and the concepts of ecosystem management as a means of creating diversity in forest structures. The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) reported on the harvesting phase of the first replicate of this project. This report summarizes the harvesting productivities, costs, tree damage, and soil disturbance for each of the treatments.
Silvicultural systems
Ecosystem management
Visual impact
Retention
Commercial thinning
Clearcuts
Patch cutting
Ground selection
Second-growth forests
Productivity
Costs
Coastal British Columbia
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