Assessment of 5-year response to operational nitrogen fertilization of a juvenile-spaced lodgepole pine stand near Burns Lake, B.C. indicated a small (13 %) increase in radial increment over that which would have been obtained had it remained unfertilized. The magnitude of the responsewas substantially less than that reported for lodgepole pine fertlization research trials elsewhere in North America. Lack of soil moisture, combined with a proabable nutrient deficiency other than nitrogen--most likely boron, may have reduced the ability of the strand to respond to spacing and nitrogen application.
Stand and locations dissimilarities between the control and fertilized blocks complicated response analysis. The confidence associated with the response could not, therefore, be statistically evaluated. Improved procedures for the selection of candidate areas for operational fertilization and post-treatment monitoring are recommended.
BC Forest Service - Research Division. 1985. Growth response of lodgepole pine to operational fertilizer application near Burns Lake, B.C.. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
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