Canadian Forest Service Publications

Decay in advanced alpine fir regeneration in the Prince George District of British Columbia. 1968. Smith, R.B. Forestry Chronicle 44(3): 37-44.

Year: 1968

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 27909

Language: English

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The incidence, extent, and causal fungi of decay was investigated in alpine fir advanced growth up to 7 inches dbh and 7 to 246 years of age from logged and unlogged white spruce-alpine fir stands in the Prince George District. Decay was most serious in the older and larger trees, in trees with suspect indicators, and in those with poor crowns and malformed boles. Management recommendations for recently cut-over areas include removal of residual trees over 6 inches dbh, and of trees with certain suspect indicators in the 3-6 inch dbh classes. Variations in recommended stand improvement procedures are discussed.