Tour Stop 2 - Extended Rotation - Uncut Control

Opening Size: 0 Hectares

Summary Description of Key Features

Silvicultural System: Extended Rotation - Uncut Control
Treatment Unit Size: 12 ha 
Opening Size:
Deferred Areas: Entire area to be deferred from harvest for 80 years 
Retention Structures Objective: 3 ha of adjacent wildlife tree patches 
Age Structure: Even-aged

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A view of the extended rotation treatment at the following intervals:

At establishment:

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Five years after establishment:

5 years after harvest

What is Extended Rotation?

Extended rotation is not a silvicultural system, but it provides baseline data for comparing silvicultural systems. The management objective for the area is to leave the forest undisturbed and to observe the natural processes of tree growth and mortality over the next 80 years. At that time, many of the trees will be 140 years old and may exhibit some old-growth attributes that will enhance biodiversity, wildlife habitat, and aesthetic values.