Comparison of two site preparation treatments using the Meri Crusher

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Author
Mitchell, Janet L.
Date
October 2000
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mitchell, Janet L.
Date
October 2000
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Vegetation
Sites
Site preparation
Scarifying equipment
Scarification
Saskatchewan
Preparation
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 1, No. 24
Language
English
Abstract
Mistik Management Ltd. has been using a Meri Crusher mounted on a small loader since 1998 to prepare sites for planting. The Meri Crusher mulches the organic material and mixes the mulched material with mineral soil to create a mixed microsite to favour planted white spruce and provide vegetation control from Calamagrostis canadensis (marsh reed grass) and aspen. However, harvesting in aspen and mixedwood forests creates moderate to high slash loading. When the Meri Crusher is used for site preparation, these slash loadings have led to low machine productivity.
Site preparation
Scarifying equipment
Vegetation control
Crushers (silv.)
Mulching
Comparison
Meri crusher
Saskatchewan
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