Canadian Forest Service Publications

Productivité de plantations d'épinette blanche sur le sol sablonneux à Grand'Mère, P.Q. 1970. Gagnon, J.D. Forestry Chronicle 46(3) : 206-209.

Year: 1970

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 15249

Language: French

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About nine square miles of the Proulx Block white spruce plantations at Grand-Mère were inventoried in 1946, 1956, 1961 and 1966. Results of these inventories show that on about 20% of the studied area characterized by the Calliergon forest type, growth of trees planted in 1926 is most satisfactory; on about 45% of the area characterized by the Calliergon-Polytrichum type, growth is fairly good; while on about 53% of the area characterized by the Cladonia-Polytrichum type, growth rate is slow. It is concluded that, in general the growth of the white spruce plantations at Grand-Mère is no longer stagnant, and recovery, even on the poorest site, is encouraging.