Canadian Forest Service Publications

Levels-of-growing-stock cooperative study in Douglas-fir: Report no. 16 – Sayward Forest and Shawnigan Lake. 2002. Beddows, D. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-393. 67 p.

Year: 2002

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 19690

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

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Abstract

Results from the two levels-of-growing-stock installations at Sayward Forest and Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, are summarized. Volume growth at both the site-III Sayward Forest installation to age 51 and the site-IV Shawnigan Lake installation to age 52 has been strongly related to level of growing stock. Basal area growth followed a similar, though weaker, trend. Thinning has affected stand development through tree size distribution and live crown development. Periodic annual increments in volume at both installations are still two to three times the mean annual increment, indicating the potential for productivity gains as the treated stands age. Results to date from both installations are similar to results from other cooperative installations, generally differing from the more productive sites only in the rate and degree of response associated with a lower site quality.