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
2        Full 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

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-Treatment Assessment (PTA) completed by an FEC Certified individual if treated area is > 5ha.

ASF PTA Criteria (PDF)


The 2024 Woodland Conference dates and locations have been set! We are proud to be a sponsor and speaker at the Central Woodland Conference this year. ... See MoreSee Less
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UPDATE: HURRICANE FIONA WOODLOT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM We have increased our cleanup assistance rates for softwood effective January 1st, 2024. Please note: Hardwood rates stay unchangedNew softwood rates are as follows:Severe Damage ($617.50/ha)Blended ($474.50/ ha)Moderate ($325/ ha)Previously Treated Stands ($325/ha)Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns at: (902) 899-5066 or (902) 497-2209Visit our website for more information at ... See MoreSee Less
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The Hurricane Fiona Woodlot Assistance Program is still running!So far, the program has funded over 6000 hectares of woodlot cleanup, for a total of over $2.8 million distributed to landowners and contractors.If you, or someone you know is interested in the program, please give us a call, or visit our website for more information.(902) 899-5066 or (902) ... See MoreSee Less
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ASF is coordinating the assistance of cleanup from Hurricane Fiona for private woodlot owners. Please contact us at (902) 899-5066 or (902) 497-2209 to have your name added to the list or visit or ... See MoreSee Less
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