Forestry Publications - Inventory Reports, Tree Identification & Woodlot Management

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All research reports are available free of charge by downloading the file. Simply click the report title to download the PDF version of the report.

You may also contact Forestry by e-mail: forestry@gov.ns.ca to recieve a copy by mail. Please indicate which copy or copies you require and we will send them to you as soon as possible; or write to the Lands and Forestry Library:

LIBRARY
Dept. of Lands and Forestry
P.O. Box 698, Halifax, N.S. B3J 2T9
Phone 1-902-424-8633
Fax 1-902-424-7735
E-mail: nsdnrlib@gov.ns.ca





Nova Scotia Forest Practice Brochures

  • Your Forest Management Plan
    Information on plans, property lines, inventory, cutting schedules and protection.
Free
  • Building Woodland Roads
    Explains the terms: shaping, ditching, culverts, bridges, proper location, gravel and rightofway.
Free
  • Forest Surveys and Boundary Lines
    Explains line blazing, importance of good boundaries, surveys, boundary line renewals and replaced corner posts.
Free
  • Cleaning Forest Stands
    Answers the 5 w's of cleaning forest stands.
Free
  • Thinning Forest Stands
    Answers the 5 w's of thinning forest stands.
Free
  • Planting Forest Trees
    Answers the 5 w's of planting forest trees.
Free
  • Protecting Your Woodlot From Fire
    Rules for thinning, removing snags, lopping brush and ways to construct fire ponds.
Free
  • Thinning Mixed Hardwoods
    Answers the 5 w's of thinning mixed hardwoods.
Free
  • Safe Felling
    Contains the general rules when handling a power saw, examples of an escape route, how to construct notches and where to stand when felling.
Free
  • Safety From Stump To Roadside
    Describes limbing, bucking, piling and skidding processes. Includes safety tips when driving tractors.
Free
  • Harvesting Systems Shelterwood Method
    Explains the why,where and how shelterwood harvesting is carried out.
Free
  • Harvesting Systems Clearcut Method
    Explains the why, where and how clearcut harvesting is carried out.
Free
  • Harvesting Systems Selection Method
    Explains the why, where and how selective cutting is carried out.
Free
  • Harvesting Systems Seed Tree Method
    Explains the why, where and how the seed tree option to clearcut harvesting is carried out.
Free
  • Harvesting Systems Release Cutting
    Explains the why, where and how release cutting is carried out to free a desired crop species from an overtopping canopy.
Free
  • Shelterwood Harvesting Manual by Ronald G. Robertson and Robert W. Young, 1989, color illustrations. Intended for woodland owners, contractors, forest workers, or anyone else comtemplating shelterwood harvesting as an alternative to clearcutting.
Free
  • Tree Planting Manual by R. G. Robertson and R.W. Young, 52 pages, color illustrations.
    Primarily intended for contractors and their employees, although anyone planting trees will benefit.
Free
  • Woodlot Roads and Stream Crossings by G.C. Brathwaite, P.Eng., 1992, 34 pages, illustrated.
    Addresses the problems and solutions encountered with stream crossings and the construction of woodlot roads.
Free