Single Stem Development

Single Stem Harvesting is a relatively new harvest system on the coast of British Columbia. This system involves marking, jigging and flying individual trees located in inaccessible terrain that is not conducive to conventional harvesting methods.

Meridian Forest Services Ltd employs a premier single stem development team who maintains an excellent safety records for this often hazardous engineering phase. Our team is well versed with marking for weight by tree species for specific types of helicopters and oversees the location of helicopter drop zone and helicopter service landings to reduce costs for clients.

Our products include:

  • Standing Stem Development Reports (weight and volume tables)
  • Harvest Plan Maps
  • 1:2000 Climbers Maps

Clients Include:

  • Island Timberlands Limited Partnership

Recent Projects

  • TimberWest - Engineering (East Coast Vancouver Island)
  • Huu-ay-aht First Nation - Community Forest and First Nation Woodlands Tenure Engineering
  • Western Forest Products - Engineering (Port Alberni, Gold River, Mainland Coast)
  • Island Timberlands - Engineering
  • Hancock Forest Management - Engineering
  • Alberni Community Forest - Engineering
  • BC Timber Sales - Strait of Georgia, Port Alberni Field Team - Engineering