Thinning Tender

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Forest Thinning at Point Pleasant Park
Tender ID HRM-19H226
Tender & Additional Documents (.ZIP)
42 page document + 5 earth images/maps showing locations for thinning in 2019.

Mostly of the document is legal stuff. Details of what is being done in 2019 are in Appendix A, contents copied below:

Area to be treated in 2019 is 10.63 ha. and comprises 5 separate blocks. See maps below.
Work to be completed prior to July 31, 2019.
Specifications for Spacing/Thinning in Point Pleasant Park:

1) To uniformly thin by means of clearing/thinning saws, leaving the trees listed in item (7) at a target spacing of 2.5m x 2.5m (8′ x 8′) approximately 1600 stems/ha., varying slightly to leave the best tree.

2) All stem cuts are to be left with a horizontal finish cut completely through, and stumps shall be 7.5 cm (3″) or less in height.

3) Trees/brush to be cut and dispersed with most of their surface area in contact with the ground.

4) Brush shall be pulled back from wet areas (streams, vernal pools, ponds, etc…).

5) Brush is not to be left within 10 Metres of a park roadway, and not within 5 meters of foot paths. Brush shall be pulled further back into the woods and dispersed or may be chipped and blown back into the forested area.

6) The following trees shall be cut regardless of spacing;Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)
Scots/ Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)
Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
English Oak (Quercus robur)
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Locust (Robinia spp.)

7) Acadian Forest Species shall be left using the following species hierarchy;
White Pine (Pinus strobus)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
Aspen (Populus spp.)

*** All other Acadian species shall have equal priority and shall be spaced, accommodating for diversity of species within a given area.

8) When stump sprouts are the tree of choice, the 2-3 sprouts with best form and dominance will be left.

9) Inferior quality stems are to be removed even if a less desirable species is left in its place.

HRM will perform quality checks to determine if the work was completed to treatment objectives and standards.
Contractor to provide post-treatment plot data to consist of species composition, density, height and age. Number of plots required: 2 per ha. and are to be randomly selected. Actual area treated to also be submitted.
Contractor to have firefighting equipment on site as per NS Forest Fire Protection Regulations.


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Addendum Documents (.ZIP)
From ADDENDUM # 1:

Change to dates for completion of work – Work can not start before September 3, 2019 and must be completed by October 31, 2019.

Arrendum # 2 includes a “List of bidders in attendance for the Mandatory Site Meeting May 14, 2019”