Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
FIA Project 6218029

    SCHIRP: Second broadcast fertilization application
 
Project lead: Western Forest Products Inc.
Author: Van Niejenhuis, Annette
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
Description:
Forest productivity of many coastal forests has been improved by fertilizer application. The Salal Cedar Hemlock Integrated Research Program (SCHIRP) was launched to verify and quantify this response, The R600 SCHIRP installation was established to determine the response of conifers to fertilization applications during stand establishment. This installation includes two species, western redcedar and western hemlock, on two ecosystems, the S1ch and S1ha on northern Vancouver Island receiving either no fertilizer or a full fertilization regime. The project addresses the problem of predicting response to silviculture treatments; the number one problem identified in British Columbia's 2000 gap analysis, and will assist in investment decisions.

    Deliverables:

SCHIRP: Second Broadcast Fertilization Application Report (41Kb)

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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