This handbook includes site specific softwood and hardwood silviculture keys together with graphs and tables needed to estimate present and future stand characteristics. Each page of the book can be viewed (~ 80 k) -- see Table of Contents or download the following compressed file for later viewing. Handbook.zip.
The growth projections and keys were developed by the Department of Natural Resources from research data and private and government experience. They are applicable to a wide variety of forest conditions, since decisions regarding the choice of silviculture treatments are based on specific site and stand characteristics. Explanatory notes providing further information about each of the silvicultural treatments can be obtained by request.
Suggestions for improvements are welcome and should be mailed to:
Forestry Planning and Research Section
P.O. Box 68, Truro, N.S.