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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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Development of seedling maps based on data obtained from wearable sensors on tree planters

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7296
Author
Matute, Pamela
Guay, Josianne
Date
March 2017
Edition
49364
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Matute, Pamela
Guay, Josianne
Date
March 2017
Edition
49364
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2017 n.9
Language
English
Abstract
Wearable sensors have gained popularity in many industries because they offer a wide range of opportunities for efficiency gains. In reforestation operations, one such way that wearable sensors could improve efficiency is by enabling the creation of detailed maps that show the locations of individual planted seedlings. A planting map with such level of details would benefit foresters, planting supervisors and tree planters by helping them quickly identify missed (unplanted) areas, tree-stashing issues or spacing issues and by providing comprehensive maps of stocking density.
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Ground-based mechanized direct seeding in British Columbia. Management Guidelines

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53023
Author
Matute, Pamela
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Matute, Pamela
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
50 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Silviculture
Seeding
Seeders
British Columbia
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.33
Language
English
Abstract
The current regeneration challenges posed by salvage logging following large-scale disturbances in western Canada, such as wildfire and mountain pine beetle, warrant the need for cost-effective reforestation strategies. Mechanized ground-based direct seeding was assessed in a variety of conditions to explore viability, determine which factors influence success, and determine the expected establishment rate when seeding with B.C. tree species. This report includes guidelines and recommendations for implementing direct seeding in B.C., based on observations from operational trials established in 2013-2017 across the province.
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Human activity recognition using wearable sensors on silvicultural workers

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49366
Author
Matute, Pamela
Date
January 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Matute, Pamela
Date
January 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Silviculture
Productivity
Sensors
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.25
Language
English
Abstract
Recent advances in ubiquitous sensing, such as accessible, wearable sensing technology and the emerging field of big data analytics have sparked the current wave of interest in self-tracking by means of personal wearable devices that quantify everyday activities and improve behaviours and processes. This trend is quickly extending into the workplace: It is estimated that by 2020, over 75 million wearable devices will be used in the workplace (Kaul and Wheelock, 2016). In this context, knowledge extracted from pervasive sensor data can lead to improvements in the health and productivity of workers and to gains in data-driven operational efficiency across a wide spectrum of sectors.
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Laboratory trial to determine the potential of pre-seeded peat pellets for manual seeding

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40264
Author
Matute, Pamela
Date
November 2016
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Matute, Pamela
Date
November 2016
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
11 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2016 n.44
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations’ members in the northern B.C. coastal region have expressed interest in looking for cost-effective ways to regenerate remote-access sites within their licenses. Many of the coastal sites in this area have difficult planting conditions due to remote mountainous terrain and helicopter-only or boat-only access. The logistical challenges associated with planting containerized stock (seedling ordering and delivery logistics, stock thawing and handling requirements, time constraints, etc.), coupled with the difficulty of access, make reforestation in these remote sites a cumbersome and costly operation. Manual seeding with “seed pucks” or “seed wafers” (seeds embedded in a compact growing medium) has been suggested as an alternative method of reforestation in remote areas. If successful, this method could simplify logistics and greatly reduce reforestation costs. Past studies have tested the use of seed pucks in forestry with promising results (Adams et al., 1990; Wennström, 2014). However, the potential of using this alternative method has not yet been explored in B.C. FPInnovations is exploring the concept with a series of laboratory and field trials, the first of which is described in this report.
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Manual seeding with pre-seeded peat pellets: field trials at Malcolm Knapp Research Forest

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49388
Author
Matute, Pamela
Date
March 2016
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Matute, Pamela
Date
March 2016
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2017 n.27
Language
English
Abstract
Many sites in coastal B.C. have difficult planting conditions as a result of their remote mountainous terrain and helicopter- or boat-only access. The logistical challenges associated with planting containerized stock – seedling ordering and delivery logistics, stock thawing and handling requirements, time constraints, etc. – coupled with the difficulty of access, make reforestation in these remote sites a cumbersome and costly operation.
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Recovering post-harvest fibre residuals as biologs: productivity, cost and fibre supply analysis

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52586
Author
Friesen, Charles
Matute, Pamela
Dyson, Peter
Date
May 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Friesen, Charles
Matute, Pamela
Dyson, Peter
Date
May 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
19 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2018 n.37
Language
English
Abstract
The cost and productivity of producing and transporting bio logs from the harvest site to the mill was determined. The incremental cost ($10 increments) and potential fibre displacement of recovering residual fibre as bio logs was assessed.
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Review of glyphosate use in British Columbia Forestry

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52897
Author
Hunt, Jim
Matute, Pamela
Date
November 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hunt, Jim
Matute, Pamela
Contributor
BC Ministry of Forestry, Land, Natural Resources
Date
November 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
51 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
Glyphosate
Herbicide
Silviculture
Soil
Water
Series Number
Technical Report; TR 2019 N21
Language
English
Abstract
The present is a review of current glyphosate use in British Columbia forestry, peer-reviewed forest science on the impacts of glyphosate use on forests, and input from stakeholders. The use of glyphosate in relation to the multiple values pertinent to forest management in British Columbia was considered. This report focuses on the silvicultural application of glyphosate as a vegetation management tool in re-establishing forest stands post-harvest.
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Stand conversion for wildfire risk mitigation management strategies

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7942
Author
Matute, Pamela
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Matute, Pamela
Contributor
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
21 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Infrared sensing
Hotspots
Aircraft
Forestry
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 No.7
Language
English
Abstract
This review explores the benefits, challenges, limitations, logistics, and cost-effectiveness of different management options to convert conifer-dominated stands to aspen-dominated stands. These alternatives can include overstory removal (harvesting, bulldozing, shear blading, prescribed burning) and site preparation (root trenching, drag scarification, broadcast burning) treatments. On sites where parent aspen trees are not present in the original stand, tree planting will be necessary albeit costly in comparison to regeneration by suckering. While extensive literature exists on the regeneration of trembling aspen through suckering, research on artificial establishment with seedlings and its requirements is still in its infancy and rapidly developing.
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Wire rope integrity in winch-assisted harvesting operations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49796
Author
Amishev, Dzhamal
Boswell, Brian
Matute, Pamela
Date
September 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Amishev, Dzhamal
Boswell, Brian
Matute, Pamela
Date
September 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
24 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Steep slopes
Harvesting
Winches
Series Number
Report
Language
English
Abstract
This guide provides machine operators who work in winch-assisted harvesting operations with best practices guidelines for handling wire rope. It offers guidance on damage prevention, inspections, end connectors, storage, and rope management during harvesting operations. Following these best practices is essential in order to maximize the service life of the rope and to prevent accidents.
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