Characterization of the Most Productive Ecosystems for growth of Picea engelmannii in Southwestern British Columbia
This publication is the second in the Land Management Series aiming to characterize forest ecosystems with the greatest potential for growing major commercial tree species. The objectives are to locate, classify and describe such ecosystems. Thus they can be easily identified by forest practitioners, and also provide base data on vegetation and soils for use in making comparisons with other, less productive, ecosystems. For example, comparisons of soil properties can be useful in devising measures· to maintain or increase forest productivity.
In Land Management Report No.9 some aspects of taxonomy, ecology and silviculture of Engelmann spruce and the most productive ecosystems for its growth in southwestern British Columbia are discussed. The ecosystems described, each occur in the coast-interior ecotone. Detailed vegetation and soil data for twelve sample plots, featuring outstanding growth of Engelmann spruce in the eastern parts of the Vancouver Forest Region are presented and compared with those reported for coastal Douglas-fir (Land Management Report No. 6 and the Supplement). Management recommendations for these ecosystems include use assessment, tree species selection, regeneration, tending and potential yield.
Copies of Land Management Report No.9, "Characterization of the Most Productive Ecosystems for growth of Picea engelmannii in Southwestern British Columbia" by K. Klinka, M.C. Feller and R.K. Scagel, are available from: Information Services Branch, B.C. Ministry of Forests, 1450 Government Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3E7.
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BC Forest Service - Research Division. 1982. Characterization of the Most Productive Ecosystems for growth of Picea engelmannii in Southwestern British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Research Memo (FLNRORD). RM53
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: FLNRORD, Research Memo, British Columbia
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