of the land has been a strongly-held philosophy and practice for the Douglas
Companies. On our land holdings, each site identified is evaluated on its
own merits for the silviculture technique best suited to it. Because Eastern
White Pine grows best in a mixed forest environment, land management treatments
are selected to aid natural regeneration, allowing the best trees to provide
seed and ensure an even better forest in the future.
companies work together in cooperation with Kejimkujik National Park and
its affiliation with the Smithonian Institution’s Biodiversity Study.
Specific plots have been identified on both Park lands (control plots)
and Douglas lands (working plots). Over several years the plots will be
compared on a number of scientific levels to evaluate silviculture techniques.