Grass and Legume Seeding for Vegetation Control on Blade Scarified Sites in the ICH and ESSF Zones in the Central Interior of British ColumbiaMicroform - 1991
Competing shrub and herbaceous vegetation is a principal obstacle to successful reforestation of moist, backlog brushfields in the Interior Cedar Hemlock (ICH) and Engelmann Spruce Subalphine Fir (ESSF) zones. This project evaluated and demonstrated the effectiveness of grass/clover seeding for controlling the regrowth of native competing vegetation and for establishing a free-growing crop tree plantation on moist, blade scarified sites in the Horsefly District in the central interior of B.C. The project began with a retrospective survey in 1989 of all 11 sites operationally seeded before 1987. The second part was a research and demonstration trial in which seeded and unseeded treatments were established on three mechanically scarified backlog sites. All sites were seeded with the same seed mix and seeding rate at the same time of year (fall). The effects of broadcast fertilizer application on establishment and growth of seeded grasses and clovers were also addressed.
Publisher: Victoria : Canada-British Columbia Partnership Agreement of Forest Resource Development: FRDA II, 1991
Description: 27 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 93-02971