Canadian Forest Service Publications

Canadian Forests Exposed to the Winds of Change. Beaulieu, J. 2011. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, Que. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 70. 2 p.

Year: 2011

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 32985

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

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With climate change, Canada’s forests will be exposed to rapid changes in their environment, including variations in temperature and precipitation. Tree species will have to migrate to find the growing conditions that meet their needs. However, the rate of change in climatic conditions is expected to exceed their ability to migrate by a factor of 5 to 10. This raises the question of whether planning strategies for plantations should be adjusted accordingly.

Also available under the title:
Un vent de changement souffle sur les essences forestières canadiennes. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 70. (French)