A comparison of five site-preparation methods in central Ontario

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Author
Cormier, Denis
Paterson, J.
Date
August 1996
Edition
36699
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Cormier, Denis
Paterson, J.
Date
August 1996
Edition
36699
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Sites
Site preparation
Raking
Rakes
Preparation
Series Number
Technical Note ; TN-000264
Language
English
Abstract
FERIC undertook a comparison of five site-preparation methods (scalping with a bulldozer, scalping with an excavator, windrowing, mulching of the full site, and strip mulching) in central Ontario. The study was designed to measure equipment productivity, assess the results in terms of microsite quality, and calculate the costs of the various operations. The results suggested that each treatment within the study conditions should be facilitated by biological follow-ups that will be carried out by the Ontario Forest Research Institute over the next few years.
Site preparation
Mechanical method
Crushing (silv.)
Raking
Scalping
Windrowing
Mixedwoods
Ontario
MERI CRUSHER MJ-2.3 (TRACTOR-MOUNTED)
MERI CRUSHER MJ-O.8 (LOADER MOUNTED)
RAKE (EXCAVATOR-MOUNTED)
RAKE (BULLDOZER-MOUNTED)
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