HALIFAX, NS , June 13, 2018 (Chronicleherald.ca) -Last Wednesday, Travis MacEachern was stabbing spruce saplings into the ground of an Antigonish County clearcut.
Though still small, the saplings were about the twice the usual size to give them an edge in their competition with the raspberry canes that had begun to take over the ground.
Those bigger saplings, grown 20 minutes away in St. Andrews, are more expensive. But the province will pay for them, like it does for most of the silviculture done on the 522,000 hectares of Crown land Port Hawkesbury Paper manages in northern Nova Scotia.
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