Canadian Forest Service Publications

Performance of some native and exotic pines in central Alberta. 1970. Soos, J.; Brown, B.N. Canadian Forestry Service, Forest Research Laboratory, Edmonton, Alberta. Information Report A-X-28. 24 p.

Year: 1970

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 23123

Language: English

Series: Information Report (NoFC - Edmonton)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Abstract

Scots pine of Russian origin performed best among native and exotic pines planted in Central Alberta during the 1920s. Diameter growth of this provenance was more than 40 per cent greater than that of native lodgepole pine. The results indicate that the former can produce approximately 150 per cent more wood per acre than native lodgepole pine. Exotic pines were damaged by porcupines and sapsuckers, while no damage was apparent to native pines.