- Robertson, Ronald G.
Nova Scotia Dept of Natural Resources
As a rule, the overall quality of our hardwood trees is not good compared with those of Central Canada or New England. This can be attributed to damage by insects, animals, diseases and other factors such as climate, site and historical high-grading. Nevertheless, there are many stands growing on good sites with potential crop trees - and these are the areas we need to identify for appropriate treatment. The purpose of this booklet is to help you decide if a stand is suitable for treatment, and likely to respond according to the thinning guidelines prepared by the Department of Natural Resources. lt may be read in cojunction with the Hardwood Guide in the Forestry Field Handbook also prepared by the Department.