Forest Management: Renewal & Tending

Silvicultural systems employed in the Algonquin Park Forest are primarily selection and uniform shelterwood and are managed according to the silvicultural ground rules (SGR) identified in the Forest Management Plan (Table FMP-4). Both of these systems rely heavily upon natural regeneration and the first and most important aspect to implementation of these management systems requires certified tree markers to identify the trees to be retained and removed, while taking into account other resource values such as wildlife habitat, aesthetics and species diversity.

In some instances, planting, spacing and releasing trees from competition is required. The majority of the artificial regeneration, site preparation and cleaning is carried out in the pine forest units.