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Manual tending is a viable alternative to herbicide application in the Lake Nipigon forest

dc.contributor.advisorWang, Jian
dc.contributor.authorBinguis, A. Jared
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-05T14:09:34Z
dc.date.available2021-08-05T14:09:34Z
dc.date.created2021
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/4833
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the viable alternative to tending crop plantations by implementing manual tending instead of herbicide application in the Lake Nipigon Forest. The thesis provides a comparative analysis between manual tending and herbicide application and explores the advantages and disadvantages of both tending options. In this study, data was collected by the Lake Nipigon Forest Management Company using the Free-Growing regeneration assessment procedure for Ontario, and then was analyzed to see the success of utilizing a manual tending method instead of herbicide application. The T-tests determined the two methods were significant (P<0.05). On average the manually tended stands seen more well spaced free growing stems and better stocked. The implementation of manual tending has proven to increase the success of well-stocked stands, influence public view and contribute to employment in the community. Manual tending is not the best alternative but rather a viable alternative to herbicide application in the Lake Nipigon Forest.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectManual tending (forestry)en_US
dc.subjectHerbicide (forest management)en_US
dc.titleManual tending is a viable alternative to herbicide application in the Lake Nipigon foresten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameHonours Bachelor of Science in Forestryen_US
etd.degree.levelBacheloren_US
etd.degree.disciplineNatural Resources Managementen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLeitch, Mathew


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