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Integrated site-preparation methods for burned sites in the Gaspé region

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40847
Author
Cormier, Denis
Date
December 1999
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Cormier, Denis
Date
December 1999
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
White birch
Sites
Site preparation
Raking
Rakes
Quebec
Preparation
Balsam
Series Number
Field Note ; Silviculture-FN-000109
Language
English
Abstract
Integrated site preparation
Burned sites
Balsam fir
White birch
Crushing
Raking
Disking
Quebec
Letourneau model 3723 crusher
V-2000 V-rake
TTS-h disc trencher
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Productivities of various types of harvesting equipment in white birch stands

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40702
Author
Hillman, Deric
Date
May 1/2005
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hillman, Deric
Date
May 1/2005
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
White birch
Skidders
Short wood
Roads
Productivity
Processing
Populus
Harvesting
Harvesters
Costs
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 6, No. 3
Language
English
Abstract
For some years, demand for white birch has been increasing in eastern Canada. However, some contractors have noticed that harvesting this species requires greater effort than that required to harvest softwoods or poplar. This report presents productivity data for seven types of forestry machines used in eastern Canada to harvest this species. The data permits a comparison of equipment productivity during the harvesting of the white birch, poplar, and softwood species present in the operations that we ­studied. We have also estimated the harvesting costs as a function of the species and type of equipment, the observed productivities, and the site characteristics.
Productivity
White birch
Poplar
Feller bunchers
Single grip harvesters
Shortwood forwarders
Grapple skidders
Roadside processing
Slashers
Harvesting cost
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Towards an increased and optimized utilization of white birch across Canada : literature review and recommendations for future research

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub42287
Author
Duchesne, I.
Rancourt, V.
Date
March 2005
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Towards an Increased and Optimized Utilization of White Birch Across Canada – Literature Review
Author
Duchesne, I.
Rancourt, V.
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada.
Date
March 2005
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
48 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
White birch
Utilization
Betula
Series Number
Value to Wood No. FCC 28
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
This literature review provides an overview of current knowledge of white birch characteristics, volumes, marketing efforts and end-uses in Canada. The literature indicates there is major concern within Canada with regard to hardwood supply. Demand for hardwood furniture has steadily increased in the past decade, which has put considerable pressure on hardwood forests. As a result, the quality and volumes of conventional hardwoods (sugar maple, yellow birch) are on the decline. Because the market for hardwood lumber and value-added products is expanding, the scarcity of traditional hardwoods must be partly compensated with alternative species. Of all the species available, white birch is clearly the most appealing hardwood because of its availability throughout Canada. The total volume of white birch available in Canada is estimated to be 1,106 billion cubic meters, which confirms the availability of the resource. White birch trees are usually smaller and curvier than sugar maple and yellow birch. However, the moderate use of white birch seems to be more related to our culture or traditions (preference for conventional hardwoods) than to the idea that white birch properties are unacceptable. On the contrary, according to the literature, white birch wood is greatly appreciated for its light colour and good woodworking properties. Thus, the potential for better commercial utilization of white birch exists and is far from being fully explored. In recent years, interest in processing white birch has increased substantially but there are still gaps in our knowledge of potential uses of the species. To meet future wood supply demand in a sustainable manner, more intensive forest management, transformation processes and marketing strategies geared to the white birch resource should be developed by province, region and industrial sector. This would ensure the right resource is available locally at the right place for the right product. On the basis of current knowledge, the following areas of research are proposed: 1) Develop silvicultural methods to improve white birch growth and quality. 2) Develop harvesting and logistics operations to ensure efficient white birch harvesting, particularly where it grows in association with other species. 3) Review and develop transformation processes that are more closely geared to the white birch resource 4) Develop a campaign to enhance awareness of white birch characteristics and potential, and promote the true value of the species. 5) Develop marketing strategies and increase the use of white birch in different value-added products 6) And finally, build a database on Canadian white birch, compiling information gathered from the forest to the final product for use in simulations in future research projects.
Betula - Utilization
White Birch
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Waferboard from black spruce, balsam fir and white birch grown in Newfoundland

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub38798
Author
Shen, K.C.
Shields, J.A.
Date
September 1980
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Shen, K.C.
Shields, J.A.
Date
September 1980
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
1 v.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
White birch
Waferboards
Pinus
Spruce
Black spruce
Balsam
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Language
English
Abstract
The three most abundant wood species from the province of Newfoundland were assessed for waferboard potential. This work was fully supported by the Department of Forestry and Agriculture of Newfoundland.
Waferboard
Black spruce
Balsam Fir
White Birch
Newfoundland
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