Average cost ($/ha)a of silviculture treatments on Crown land in 97/98, by region


Activities Cariboo Kamloops Nelson P. George P. Rupert Vancouver Province

BASIC SILVICULTURE              
Surveyingb

$16

$16

$21

$17

$16

$11

$16

Preparing sites

397

646

568

490

597

911

525

Plantingc

313

338

527

497

391

554

419

Brushing: biologicald

366

248

 

287

468

 

359

Brushing: chemical aire

269

   

351

 

227

311

Brushing: chemical grounde  

799

601

857

 

633

735

Brushing: manual, non-motorizedf

615

499

522

630

526

659

562

Brushing: manual, motorizedg

241

474

601

629

570

558

531

Brushing: mechanical      

592

 

588

588

Spacingh

519

606

769

523

585

682

551

             
INCREMENTAL SILVICULTURE              
Surveyingi

19

15

19

18

19

16

18

Spacingj

437

583

671

720

669

1 040

691

Fertilizingk

315

296

 

324

116

170

286

Pruningl

946

935

787

952

859

1 145

1 012


  1. Average hectare cost was based on data collected for all treatments for which cost information was provided, as at March 31, 1998, taken from ministry information systems on January 27, 1999. Includes site operating costs for equipment, transportation, and wages for crew and crew boss.
  2. Includes surveys for assesssing site treatment, plantation survival, stocking, pre-harvest silviculture prescription and free-growing status. Excludes reconnaissance and drainage surveys.
  3. Excludes cost of seedlings.
  4. Includes sheep and cattle grazing.
  5. Includes cost of herbicides.
  6. May include manual cutting, manual girdling, stem bending and mulching.
  7. May include power saw, brush saw or hand-held motorized cutting equipment.
  8. Spacing required for stands to reach free-growing status.
  9. Surveys to plan for fertilizing, pruning and spacing activities
  10. Excludes spacing for mistletoe control.
  11. Includes cost of fertilizer.
  12. Includes first and second lift pruning costs.

Data source: MoF 1997/98 Annual Report.

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