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Privately Owned – 75% of all Nova Scotia forest land is privately owned.
Canopy – The foliar cover in a forest stand consisting of one or several layers.
Stand Density – A measure of the degree of crowding of trees within stocked forested areas.
Silviculture – The theory and practice of controlling forest establishment, composition, structure
Shade Tolerance – The ability of a tree to regenerate and maintain health and vigor under shaded
conditions. Very tolerant trees can grow in dense shade.
Forest Stand – A group of trees occupying a specific area and sufficiently uniform in composition,
age and condition,so that it is distinguishable from the adjoining forested area.
Shade Intolerance – The inability of a tree to maintain health and vigor under shade. Intolerant trees
require full sunlight to maintain vigorous growth.
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