The Bednesti site preparation study, located in the SBSdw3 biogeoclimatic variant of central British Columbia, examined lodgepole pine response to various types of site preparation from 1988?2017. In addition to tree measurements, climate and microclimate data were collected to characterize important environmental parameters such as air temperature, soil temperature, soil moisture, precipitation, and solar radiation that could assist with the interpretation of pine survival and growth responses. Although various publications have sometimes referred to the climate and microclimate data to help interpret specific tree or vegetation responses, no single publication has focussed on the environmental data or comprehensively examined possible correlations with tree growth. Although it is difficult to draw firm conclusions regarding such relationships due to limited replication of some of the climate and microclimate measurements, trends can be identified that suggest avenues for further research.
Sagar, R.M., Heineman, J.L.; Bedford, L.. 2019. Climate and Its Relevance to Lodgepole Pine Performance at the Sub-Boreal Bednesti Research Site over a 30-year Period (EP0995). Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Technical Report (FLNRORD). TR121