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A plantation performance assessment guide for the Prince Rupert forest region

Author(s) or contact(s): J.C. Pollack, F.J. van Thienen, and T. Nash
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Reforestation
Series: Land Management Report
Other details:  Published 1985. Hardcopy is available.


With this guide a silviculturist may evaluate plantations in the Prince Rupert Forest Region to:

1. compare the total height, or height increment performance, of a particular plantation, to the mean performance of plantations in the local area;

2. determine whether the performance of that plantation is deteriorating or improving when compared to the mean;

3. determine the effects of various height/age and height increment/age "free-growing" guidelines on the acceptance and rejection of operational plantations in the local area.

This guide does not set height/age or height increment/age "free-growing" standards, nor does it constitute a legally required survey at this time. It does, however, provide information that should assist silviculturists in defining objective goals for plantation performance .

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Updated December 16, 2008