Canadian Forest Service Publications

SCHIRP – Salal cedar hemlock integrated research program Research Update No. 2. 2002. Blevins, L.L.; Prescott, C.E., editors. Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 62 p.

Year: 2002

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 20290

Language: English

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The results of this suite of silvicultural trials clearly demonstrate that fertilization with N and P is the key to improving the productivity of salal-dominated CH sites. The recommended regime is fertilization at planting, broadcast application of N and P at about 5 years, and supplemental addition of N 5-7 years later. There are signs that enhanced growth will continue once the crowns have closed, but continued monitoring of the trials is necessary to confirm these early indications.