Fisheries and Land Resources
- Hardwood management is a relatively new silviculture
treatment method in Newfoundland and Labrador, growing in
importance since the mid-1990's.
- Thinning is carried out after trees have self-pruned and
crop trees exhibit good form.
- Pole size stands aged 20-40 years represent the best
- Younger stands of 10-20 years don't usually exhibit the
- Most felling is done with chainsaws.
- Pruning shears may be used to remove lower limbs.
- Post-treatment densities are about 800 trees per hectare
as opposed to 2500 trees per hectare for softwood.
- About 200 hectares Province-wide have been treated in
this way to date.