We have hired West Arm Silviculture Inc. from Nelson to brush ca. 86 hectares of the newly planted blocks and some older blocks that have prolific herbaceous vegetation and require upkeep. West Arm’s crews have finished work in the Milford and 7 Mile area and have moved up Nashville. They will finish up their contract in Keen Creek. We have been on early shift due to the latest heat wave and climbing fire danger class ratings. The extensive drought in the summer of 2017 has killed many seedlings in older blocks, especially on the warmer aspects.