Application of strip clearcutting in spruce and fir stands in Nova Scotia
University of New Brunswick
The primary objective of this thesis was to determine if the application of strip clearcutting for pulpwood in forest stands in N01va Scotia was feasible and advantageous. The stands were composed of black spruce, red spruce, white spruce, and halsam fir. This thesis concentrates on three major areas. These are: (i) the application of strip clearcutting in Nova Scotia. (ii) the regeneration of spruce and fir in strip clearcuts, and (iii) effects of strip clearcutting. It is concluded that strip clearcutting is both economic and biologically desirable. It is advantageous with respect to natural regeneration, wildlife, and acceptability by the public.