Canadian Forest Service Publications

The vulnerability of balsam fir to spruce budworm attack in Northern Ontario with special reference to the physiological age of the tree. 1958. Blais, J.R. Forestry Chronicle 34(4): 405-422.

Year: 1958

Available from: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 14907

Language: English

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The annual defoliation by spruce budworm and the progressive mortality of balsam fir trees were recorded in nine study plots in northwestern Ontario over a period of 11 years. In addition to general observations on the relationship of tree mortality to defoliation, some information was obtained on the relative vulnerability of the trees with respect to size, physiological age (flowering condition), and vigor (site quality).

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