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Ecology and Management of B.C. Hardwoods - Workshop proceedings December 1 and 2, 1993, Richmond, B.C.
Comeau, P.G.
British Columbia has six major hardwood species: trembling aspen, paper birch, balsam poplar, black cottonwood, red alder, and bigleaf maple. Interest in utilization and management of British Columbia's broadleaved tree species (hardwoods) has grown substantially over the past decade. In B.C. broadleaved forests represent approximately 11% of the productive forest land base. Mixedwood forests, comprised of mixtures of conifers and broadleaves, represent approximately 35% of B.C.'s productive forest land base. In northeastern B.C. trembling aspen is being harvested for production of oriented stand board and pulp. In southwestern B.C. red alder is being harvested for sawlumber, with waste chips being used for pulp. As markets develop for B.C. hardwood products interest in the management of hardwoods is expected to grow. In addition, broadleaves serve important ecological roles and contribute to biodiversity and to the productivity and sustainability of our forests. This report contains summaries of papers and posters presented at a workshop held December 1 and 2, 1993 in Richmond, B.C. The purpose of the workshop was to provide field practitioners and researchers with opportunities to review and discuss the latest information on the ecology and management of British Columbia's broadleaf species.
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