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Lecture 9

FOR400Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Dog Sled, Snowmobile, Fagus Grandifolia

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Challenges to the Sustainable Management of Private Forests in Central Ontario
January 8, 2017
Malcolm Cockwell
- Sustainable = perspectives for the long-term
- Multi-use = more than one activity going on
- Logging, tourism
- Private Land = own the property, not own by government, do what they want
- Stewardship = interested in doing more than benefitting selves, and shareholders
- Duty to earn social license
Loggers harvest trees
Hunters hunt game
Use of trails:
- Timber harvest
- Tourism (dog-sledding, snowmobiling)
Wood-processing facilities
- Lumber, firewood, paddles, furniture
- Sell commodity products
Silvicultural Science
- Art and science of growing trees
- Ontario does have very good harvesting standards in the world
- But in private, a lot of aspects that we haven’t figured out
- Harvest based on key aspect
- Forest is a crop
- If there’s something to do that makes wood grow faster so we can cut is
faster, we’ll do it
- What’s the difference between Iowa corn and Ontario maple
- Dendrometer can see how much tree grows (in microns) in response to cutting,
planting, weather etc
Market Conditions
- Some trees worth a lot, some trees worth negative amount
- Different species, of forms, size
- Variation in value
- Birds-eye maple worth a lot
- Facilitate higher value tree growth by getting rid of low value trees
- High value
- White wood is most valuable
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