v7re at unb.ca
Sun Sep 28 01:23:20 EST 1997
Ron Wenrich wrote:
> Brett Nodello <v7re at unb.ca> wrote in article <34288AB9.305A at unb.ca>...
> > Well, I'm not a professor but (student actually) I am involved in a
> > research project. I am doing research for a professor involving Power
> > line right-of-ways. I am trying to determine which cutting method is
> > more beneficial between manual (brush saws) or mechanized (Hydroaxe).
> > We are looking at height, species, plot density, and stump sprout per
> > stump. I have really just got started on the project so I can't really
> > say how it is going. If anyone is interested I will post any thing new.
> > Brett Nodello
> > "The Woodlot"
> > http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Trails/1039/
> I did some work for West Penn Power in Western PA. I was doing surveys
> under the 350 KW lines. Understory was predominantely blackberries, black
> cherry, and elm. I worked with each of their foresters. The one with the
> most success used herbicides, although I can't recall which type. He
> applied one year, then reapplied 2 yrs later. His R/W were the nicest of
> all, with no understory invading, just grass. He did this on some pretty
> steep terrain. If I was doing research, I'd ask the guys who are doing the
New Brunswick Power is in charge of what method is used to clear the
brush under the power lines. NB Power does not use herbicide, due to
what I believe is public pressure (I'm not sure though). I did see
several sites that were herbicided in northern Manitoba, but I don't
think "nice" is the adjective I would use to describe them (nor would I
use it to describe work done by a hydroaxe or brush saw crew).
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