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| Employer: || Brinkman and Associates Reforestation|
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Agriculture / Forestry
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Various Canadian Locations
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05/22/2012 03:25 PM
Years after trees have been planted the plantation requires maintenance to ensure optimal growth. This term encompasses a few different jobs, namely:
Brushing - involves using either manual or power saws to cut back competing vegetation around the planted trees.
Spacing - involves removing selected trees so that there is more room and less competition for the remaining ones.
Girdling - is a technique for competition control that involves using a manual or power tool to cut a ring around a tree's bark.
Pruning - involves cutting select branches off trees to encourage height growth and minimize disease.
Herbicide Application - involves spraying or using another type of application of products designed to kill off competing species. Certification required.
Tree protector Maintenance/Removal - At the time of planting, various methods of protection might be applied to the tree to keep the deer and other rodents from eating the trees. Years later, these supplies need to be repaired or removed. This job involves snipping and removing the protectors and carrying them to the roadside for further collection.
Requirements: Experience in Stand Tending and/or Silviculture.
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