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Girdling Trial:
Dealing with Tanoak

RFFI is testing approaches to managing hardwoods without using herbicides in the Usal Redwood Forest. The undesirable hardwoods grow quickly and shade out Douglas fir and redwood trees, thus slowing their growth. RFFI has taken up the challenge of vegetation management without chemicals. In this clip, you will see them experimenting by removing bark and 'girdling' tanoak trees to limit their growth.

Video produced by Heidi Knott Gundling
© 2015 Redwood Forest Foundation

Heidi Knott Gundling of Anderson Valley is a RFFI Board Member and documentary film maker. She studied at the German Film & Television Academy in Berlin. For over 40 years she has worked around the world as an independent film producer with a focus on environmental issues. She was the director of an International Environmental Film Festival in Freiburg, Germany.

Other videos:

Clark Fork Restoration
Results of restoration after two years
  - video
Results of restoration of the Clark Fork tributary,
two years after removal of an old "stringer bridge."
Clark Fork Restoration Clark Fork Restoration   - video
Restoration of the Clark Fork tributary of Standley Creek, which flows into the South Fork Eel River, in the Usal Redwood Forest. Removal of an old "stringer bridge," August 2009.
Before crossing removal - Clark Fork tributary of Standley Creek
Restoration Road: New Rights-of-way for Fish

by Heidi Gundling, Advisory Board Member
and Richard Gienger, Board Member
Fall 2009 Newsletter



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