Canadian Forest Service Publications

Silvicultural control of the white pine weevil / Lutte sylvicole contre le charançon du pin blanc. 2012. Major, J.E. Impact Note 56E / Note d'impact 56F. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service - Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, NB.

Year: 2012

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 33716

Language: English / French

Series: Impact Note (AFC - Fredericton)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Canadian Forest Service scientists at the Atlantic Forestry Centre (AFC) have quantified white pine (Pinus strobus) productivity and weevil damage under three silvicultural treatments (STs). Forest professionals are interested in managing for increased white pine productivity and regeneration, but concern about weevil damage and blister rust has reduced regeneration efforts. This is one of the first experiments to thoroughly quantify and compare the trade-off between weevil protection and growth using different levels of shade provided by an overhead or canopy nurse crop.