Looking for promising silvicultural treatments to regenerate boreal forests

Experimental silvicultural treatments

Clearcutting is the dominant harvesting method in boreal forests of North America and Scandinavia, but today there is a growing interest in silvicultural alternatives that offer a more sustainable forest management. A new study of black spruce regeneration under different experimental harvest treatments suggests that shelterwood is an efficient option to regenerate Canadian forests. Harvesting … Read more

New Silvicultural Treatments to Achieve Sustainable Management of Canadian Boreal Forest

Canada has the third largest area of forest in the world, covering 402 million ha. The country thus plays an important role in timber production and in the global carbon cycle. Until now, 93% of the harvested area in Canadian boreal forests has been cut by clearcutting, due to economic considerations: cheaper operational cost and … Read more