Association for Sustainable Forestry


Following is the latest information on the silviculture treatments that are being funded through the Association for Sustainable Forestry (ASF).
Limited funding is available for:

1(b)   Fill Planting
3        Manual Weeding of Plantations and Natural Stands
4        Pre-Commercial Thinning (PCT) of Plantations
5        Pre-Commercial Thinning (PCT) of Natural Stands
6        Commercial Thinning
7(a)   Crop Tree Release
7(b)   Crop Tree Pruning
7(c)   Selection Management of Uneven-Aged Stands

Rate Explanation (PDF)

The Silviculture Criteria explain the pre- and post-treatment conditions that a stand must meet in order to be eligible for funding through this program.

Note that Commercial Thinning and Selection Management must have a Pre- and Post-Treatment Assessment (PTA) completed by an FEC Certified individual.

ASF PTA Criteria (PDF)


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Woodland Conferences: 9am to 3:30pm
Forties (New Ross) - Saturday March 5th
Oxford - Saturday April 2nd
St. Andrews - Saturday April 16th

Listen to presentations on a wide variety of topics, view exhibits and demos of businesses and organizations across the Nova Scotia forest sector, network with woodlot owners, forest professionals, service and outreach providers and others, and enjoy a delicious lunch.

To pre-register:
Call: 1-855-679-6637, or Visit

Registration is $25, or $15 for students (paid at the door).
Grand door prize of a chainsaw at each of the conferences
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ASF will be at:
Open Forest Day (open to public)
Saturday Oct 24, 10am to 3pm
Maskwa Aquatic Club, Kearney Lake at 91 Saskatoon Ave.
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Physical Address:
430 Marney Road,
Brookfield, Nova Scotia B0N 1C0

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 696
Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5E5

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