Canadian Forest Service Publications

Forest genetics and tree improvement are on the way in Québec. 1981. Corriveau, A.; Vallée, G. The Forestry Chronicle 57: 165-168.

Year: 1981

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 14448

Language: English

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Abstract

Recent interest in forest genetics in Quebec is related to the abundant forest resource and to serious natural regeneration problems after harvest. Initiated mainly at the end of the sixties, progress in forest genetics research and tree improvement is presented for economically important species. Tree improvement is viewed not only as a tool to obtain superior returns from artificial regeneraion, but as a means to insure seed and seedling supplies. Finally important areas of research and development requiring more support are identified.