SABAH FORESTRY DEPARTMENT

SILVICULTURE

Silviculture Tending Operation

The true purpose for conducting silviculture tending works in this area is to improve the forest stand. Silvicultural treatments carried out in the project area that are a logged-over forest is expected to improve the forest stands. And thus, improving the overall quality of this forest and can promote better forest biodiversity as well as ecological and environmental benefits. Silvicultural treatments are carried out to liberate standing trees (regardless of species) and to release the young regeneration of trees by removing and eradicating competing climbers and climbing bamboo that endanger the survival of the regeneration group.
Achievements
On the 2nd half of the year 2012, a total of 1000 Ha of silviculture tending works was done by SFD appointed contractor Fresh Mumus Enterprise and another 2000 Ha were completed by the same contractor in 2013. In the year 2014, the appointed contractor to carry out silviculture tending operation is EW Construction where the contract period is 5 years (2014-2018) with a target of 2000 Ha per year.

This adds up to a total of 10,563 hectares of forest area treated from 2012 to 2017 by both of the contractors. Particulars of the total treated area are as follows.

Table 1. Particulars of the total treated area

YEAR

BLOCK (HA)

ESTIMATED AREA TO BE TREATED

AREA TREATED

2012

K (1,000)

1,000 Ha

Done 1,000 Ha

2013

G (1,000)

1,000 Ha

Done 1,000 Ha

L (1,000)

1,000 Ha

Done 1,000 Ha

 

2014

M (873)

873 Ha

Done 873  Ha

N (1,009)

1,009 Ha

Done 1,009 Ha

J (part of 1247)

118 Ha

Done 280 Ha

 

2015

F (994)

994 Ha

Done 994 Ha

E (849)

849 Ha

Done 849 Ha

D (1,054)

1,054 Ha

Done 1,054 Ha

2016

H (583)

583 Ha

Done 583 Ha

I (954)

954 Ha

Done 954 Ha

J (part of 1247)

477 Ha

Done 477 Ha

 

2017

A (1200)

1200 Ha

Schedule for 2017

B (804)

804 Ha

Schedule for 2017

C (433)

433 Ha

Schedule for 2017

J (part of 1247)

490 Ha

Done 490 Ha

TOTAL AREA

 

11,941 Ha

10,563 Ha

 

 

Silviculture area at Block J, measuring 1,247 Ha was divided into three phase and schedule to be completed in the year 2014, 2016 and 2017. 208 Ha were treated in the year 2014 and 477 Ha treated in the year 2016. The remaining area of Block J measuring 490 Ha is schedule to be completed in the year 2017. From the year 2012 until 2016 the immensity of the treated area is 10,073 Ha (84.36%).

In September 2016, the handing over of the site for Silviculture tending operation under the federal funding (HOB) has been done and commencing on the 22nd October 2016. Rakyat Berjaya Sdn Bhd was the appointed contractor to do the silviculture tending operation through a contract agreement No. JP/TP/PPA-HOB/NGRUS/01/2016, specifically to complete 5,000 Ha of silviculture area treatment (1,000 Ha for 2016 and 4,000 Ha for 2017). Rakyat Berjaya Sdn Bhd appointed Nadin Enterprise as the sub-contractor specifically to complete the 5,000 Ha of silviculture area treatment. To date, 1,184 Ha hectares of forest area had been treated by the contractor Rakyat Berjaya Sdn Bhd and is still on-going works.

This adds up to a total of 1,184 hectares of forest area treated for the year 2016 and 2017 by the contractors. Particulars of the total treated area are as follows:

Table 2: Particulars of the total treated area


YEAR

BLOCK (HA)

ESTIMATED AREA TO BE TREATED

PROGRESS AREA TREATED

2016

Block 1 (Phase 2)

1,000 Ha

Done 1,000 Ha

2017

Block 2 (Phase 2)

1,000 Ha

184 Ha (On-going)

Block 3 (Phase 2)

1,000 Ha

Schedule for 2017

Block 4 (Phase 2)

1,000 Ha

Schedule for 2017

Block 5 (Phase 2)

1,000 Ha

Schedule for 2017

TOTAL AREA

 

5,000 Ha

1,184 Ha

 

 


Climber cutting work


Climber cutting works