Increased pre-commercial thinning and reduced planting in 2010
The data on pre-commercial thinning is the highest recorded in over a year. According to the Swedish Forest Agency’s annual surveys conducted on silviculture measures the soil scarification was carried out on 157,500 hectares and 157,200 hectares were planted with seedlings in 2010.
B.C. Forest Safety Ombudsman to review silviculture camps
A case involving what the provincial government called “unacceptable” treatment of 58 silvicultural workers will be examined by BC Forest Safety Ombudsman Roger Harris as part of a review of silviculture camp systems.
Prices for timber are good right now and it makes sense to sell when market conditions are in our favour. But it's not always that easy, especially if the area to be thinned contains mixed species or is under 10ha in size -- or both.
LOWELL, Ore. — Booming timber towns with three-shift lumber mills are a distant memory in the densely forested Northwest. Now, with the housing market and the economy in crisis, some rural areas have never been more raw. Mills keep closing. People keep leaving.