GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION OF THE REGULATION RESPECTING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF FORESTS IN THE DOMAIN OF THE STATE

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Chapter II – Protection of particular places and territories
Division I – General
§2 – Strips of woodland

Section 9

A partial harvest not exceeding 40% of the merchantable stems, in the case of stands of species referred to in Part A of Schedule 2, or 40% of the basal area in the case of stands of species referred to in Part B of that Schedule, is however allowed in the strip of woodland when forest operations are carried out on the adjacent land.

However, the density of the stand may never be reduced to less than 700 merchantable stems/ha, in the case of stands of species referred to in Part A of Schedule 2, or the basal area may not be reduced to less than 16 m2/ha, in the case of stand of species referred to in Part B of that Schedule.

Despite the first and second paragraphs, where the sylvicultural prescription provides for partial cutting in the stand adjacent to the strip of woodland referred to in sections 7 and 8, the harvest level indicated in the sylvicultural prescription of the adjacent stand then applies to that strip of woodland. 

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Objectives

  • To allow certain forest development activities in or near a particular place
  • To allow for the harvesting of wood
  • To ensure the renewal of trees in the strip of woodland

Explanations

Some of the trees in the strip of woodland alongside the places and territories mentioned in sections 7 and 8 may be cut if forestry operations are carried out on the adjacent site.

The permitted intensity of harvesting varies by stand type. In the case of a stand composed of the species referred to in Part A of Schedule 2, up to 40% of the merchantable stems may be harvested, provided the density of the stand is not reduced to less than 700 merchantable stands/ha. In the case of a stand composed of species referred to in Part B of that Schedule, up to 40% of the basal area may be harvested, provided the density of the stand is not reduced to less than 16 m²/ha.

However, where partial cutting takes place in the stand adjacent to the strip of woodland on either side of the places and territories listed in sections 7 and 8, the harvest level in the strip of woodland must comply with the specifications set out in the sylvicultural prescription of the adjacent stand..

Partial cutting in the strip of woodland alongside various places and territories

Figure 9 Partial cutting in the strip of woodland alongside various places and territories

Residual trees in the strip of woodland must be spread uniformly so as to constitute a visual screen and contribute to maintain the forest ambiance and the function of the place or territory concerned.

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Objective

  • To contribute to the quality of the experience in the forest

Total cutting is prohibited in the strip of woodland.

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Objective

  • To contribute to the quality of the experience in the forest