The study of patterns of tree rings- age and history.


A stand that contains trees of one or two age classes; usually managed with clearcut harvest system.

Feller Buncher

Vehicle with an attachment that can rapidly cut and gather trees; pinching device grabs trees while a circular saw then cutes it and places it is a stack for a skidder.

Forest Cover

The relative (in %) or sure land area that is covered by forests.

Forest Management Area (FMA)

Is a long-term (20 year) renewable, area-based form of forest tenure, and is the most secure tenure type in Alberta.