Canadian Forest Service Publications
Ontario clay belt peatlands--are they suitable for forest drainage? 1977. Stanek, W. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 7(4): 656-665.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 1777
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Peatland types were compared to reveal differences in growth of dominant and codominant trees from undrained and artificially drained sites. The comparisons, based on tree height attained at the age of 100 years, indicate that growth improves by about 6 m in bog types and by about 4 m in fen–marsh types. To allow identification of similar sites in different localities and prediction of growth potential of sites not directly under study, 15 peatland types were assigned to five trophic groups on the basis of macronutrient content of the peat, using an automatic clustering method. The nutrient elements considered are known to influence growth on peatlands. The paper gives an account of site conditions. sampling technique, methods of comparison, and clustering. Detailed results are presented and explained.