Summer Field Tour 2014

Sharing Silviculture Knowledge “Trees, Tablets, and Trials”

When: June 17-18, 2014

Where: Quesnel, BC


Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

7:00 am Registration/ Coffee/ Muffins

8:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:15 am Buses Leave Quesnel Twin Ice Arenas

9:00 am

Species trial discussion – TBA

Growth & Yield predictions of a dead pine stand. – Gordon Nienaber, MFLNRO

Silviculture challenges around salvaging non-merchantable dead pine stands – Nola Daintith, MFLNRO

Changes to fire hazard associated with dead pine stands & how to manage – Steve Richburg, MFLNRO

11:30 -12:30 pm Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm – Mount Tom Area Walking Tour

Group selection silvicultural systems in caribou habitat – Michaela Waterhouse, MFLNRO

Harvesting/layout challenges – Greg Scott / Chris Elden, West Fraser

Reforestation Challenges – Teresa Newsome, MFLNRO

Stand stability, Lichen community – Michaela Waterhouse, MFLNRO

BTK status year-2 – Bob Hodgkinson MFLNRO

3:30 pm

Long term fertilizer trial at Lodi Lake – TBA

6:00 pm

Barbecue at the West Fraser mill site.


WEDNESDAY June 18th, 2014

8:00 am – Leave Quesnel Twin Ice Arenas

8:30 am

VSOC Quesnel Seed Orchard site – Dan Gaudet – VSOC Manager

UAV demonstration flight. – John Rankin – J.R. Canadian Mapping Ltd

Silvagro stock and information on site – Norm Livingston, SilvaGro Nursery

Mistletoe trial – Monitoring spread in a plantation – David Rusch, MFLNRO

V-Plow prepared site – TBA

12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch ( provided)

59 year old Douglas fir stand: history and G & Y. – John Breadon –West Fraser Silviculture

2:45 pm Leave Field Site

3:15 pm Arrive at Quesnel

NSC Summer Field Tour
Early Registration Fee:$250.00 +gst (on or
before June 7/2014)
Registration Fee: $275.00 +gst
(after June 7, 2014)

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