Tour Stop 10 - Dispersed Retention

Opening Size: 18.2 Hectares

Summary Description of Key Features

Silvicultural System: Dispersed Retention 
Treatment Unit Size: 18.2 ha 
Opening Size: 18.2 ha 
Deferred Areas: none 
Retention Structures Objective: 40 trees dispersed per ha and 6 ha of adjacent wildlife tree patches 
Age Structure: Two-aged

stop 10 location map

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A view of the dispersed retention treatment at the following intervals:

Immediately after harvest:

year 0 after harvesting at stop 10

Five years after harvest:

5 years after harvest at stop 10

What is Dispersed Retention?

The dispersed retention system retains individual trees within the cutblock for the purpose of maintaining or protecting environmental values and structural diversity during at least one rotation. More than half the total area of the cutblock is within one tree-height from the base of a tree or the cutblock boundary. This study will examine windthrow and the spread of root disease from residual to regenerating trees, which are potential problems with this treatment.