Campbell River Natural Resource District



Provincial Forest Health Program

The Forest Health Program is managed by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.  Regional and District staff are both involved in monitoring forest health conditions on at least an annual basis.

The following are documents related to the Provincial program:

For more information on the Provincial perspective, please visit: Forest Health Unit

Primary Factors Affecting Forest Health

Abiotic Factors


 Licensees can manage for the effect of wind damage on trees by:

  • feathering the cutblock edge
  • removing the trees with the most windthrow potential
  • designing the cutblock as to disperse the force of the wind
  • tree topping and pruning to make the surrounding timber windfirm.  Tree topping and pruning are usually done to protect high value features (such as streams) as the treatment is quite expensive.

Deer Browse


Damage resulting from deer browse can be reduced by using protectors such as wire cages or plastic cones on all cedar and cypress seedlings.  Protectors must be maintained until the seedling is well out of the top, and then removed.

Common Diseases


Common Insects



Informative Links