Forest Management - Silviculture - by New Wave Forestry

Avoid Disaster With the Help of New Wave Forestry

Woodlots that lay empty and unattended, overtime will start to grow over, get blown down, rot and potentially even catch fire. Left unattended or ignored it can cost you your investment for now and for the future.

But, this is avoidable with a specially designed management plan that has been tailored to your goals and objectives.



The planting of seedlings in a woodlot with the intention of completely stocking the area to ensure a healthy, future forest stand. New Wave Forestry provides locally sourced softwood or tolerant hardwood seedlings, and encourages a mix of species.

Manual Weeding

This treatment is completed in young stands to control unwanted vegetation, while providing desired crop trees growing space and a chance to become further advanced.


Pre-Commercial Thinning

Pre-commercial thinning occurs in stands that have not yet reached merchantable size. The removable of suppressed, unhealthy or undesired stems improves growth potential for the selected vigorously growing crop trees. This treatment generally occurs when the stems are between 2-7 metres in height and can be prescribed in softwood or hardwood stands, with an objective of retaining approx. 1800-2500 stems per hectare.

Crop Tree Release

The improvement of a stand by releasing the desired tree’s crown for overtopping or competing trees. This encourages the growth potential of the released trees and provides an opportunity for developing commercially valuable stands.


Crop Tree Pruning

Often combined with crop tree release; this treatment removes the lower limbs of the crop trees and promotes the development of one strong, central stem.

Not ready to commit? Get a free satellite site assessment. Call 902-922-2126

Use Our Expertise To Develop And Maintain A Healthy And Improved Woodlot

1. A Site Survey is conducted using Google satellite images, walking of the lot and a birds-eye-view with the use of a drone.

2. A Site Plan is created based on our recommendations and your expectations for the lot.

3. Receive Detailed Maps & Reports describing what the lot will look like when it is completed.

  • As a forest professional myself with a young growing family it’s difficult to find the time needed to work on our family woodlot and property as I did in the past. That is why I trust my family land to the professional staff at New Wave Forestry Ltd. George and his staff share my personal view of ecologically sound practices and principles, and knowing that they are there to help me reach the goals I have set is very reassuring.

    David C. Steeves, Technician, Forest Resources

  • We have worked and partnered with New Wave Forestry Ltd. on a wide variety of projects over the last 10 years. New Wave consistently provides professional, reliable and timely services to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget!

    Kirk Schmidt General Manager, Nortek Resource Solutions Inc.

  • I have been extremely happy with the quality of work done on my lot over the last number of years, but equally important I have been very impressed with the work ethic of George and his team.

    Paul D. Sobey, Woodlot Owner, Chance Harbour, Pictou County

  • New Wave Forestry has been engaged in various forestry projects involving Chic-Choc Forest Products Ltd. Their work has been of high quality regarding: hardwood /softwood thinning projects, planting, harvesting and boundary line renewal. Prompt and personal attention regarding each matter.

    J.W. Sinclair, Chic-Choc Forest Products Ltd.


It's All About the Long-Term Benefits

George Dempsey, the owner of New Wave Forestry is a certified Forest Technician and licensed wood products scaler with over 35 years of diversified forestry experience throughout Canada.

Working with George and New Wave Forestry, you can be sure that you will be the proud owner of a sustainable and well managed woodlot that will provide benefits for generations to come.


Need firewood? Contact Mike. Call 902-921-0385

or Call 902-396-8505


Larger equipment tears woodlots apart. New Wave practices low-impact forestry by using smaller machines to groom and develop lands, thus reducing your environmental footprint.

  • Reforestation
  • Manual Weeding
  • Pre-Commercial Thinning
  • Crop Tree Release
  • Crop Tree Pruning
  • Selection Management
  • Horse Logging
  • Tree Removal
  • Boundary Line Renewal
Contact New Wave

O: (902) 922-2126

C: (902) 396-8505

F: (902) 922-3171

New Wave Forestry Ltd.
P.O. Box 58
Thorburn, NS
B0X 1W0

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