Clearcut logging followed by slashburning and planting of bareroot Douglas-fir used to be a common practice at high elevations on the British Columbia coast. Chronic plantation failure prompted foresters to look for alternative species and stocktypes, and these became available in the mid-1970's. Ten-year results of a wide range of planted stocktypes and species are reported here. High elevation species had better survival and form than low elevation species and displayed the least variation in performance. In particular, noble fir, amabilis fir, and Engelmann spruce showed consistent form and good growth. FRDA 2.24.
Scagel, R.K., Green, R.N.; Hahn, H. von; Evans, R.C.. 2015. Exploratory High Elevation Regeneration Trials in the Vancouver Forest Region: 10-Year Species Performance of Planted Stock. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. FRDA Research Report. FRR98
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: High-elevation, Forests
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