A study of how the relationships between planted pines and native cedars and oaks in southern Ontario are disrupted by the naturally occurring saplings of the planted trees.
100m yellow guide rope // southern ontario // 2014
Dietrich Brandis worked with the British Imperial Forestry Service in colonial India and was one of the forefathers of forest management.
“Brandis, so he told me, had traversed the woods of Pegu riding an elephant on such trails as there were, with four sticks in his left hand and a pocketknife in his right. Whenever he saw in the bamboo thickets a teak tree within two hundred feet of his trail, he cut a notch in stick number 1, 2, 3, or 4, denoting the diameter of the tree. It was impossible for European hands, dripping with moisture, to carry a notebook. At the end of the day, after traveling some twenty miles, Brandis had collected forest stand data for a sample plot four hundred feet wide and twenty miles long, containing some nineteen hundred acres”