Canadian Forest Service Publications

Great Lakes Forestry Centre e-Bulletin. Issue 19, Fall 2012. 9p.

Year: 2012

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35109

Language: English

Series: e-Bulletin (GLFC - Sault Ste. Marie)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Non-destructive evaluation (NDE)of wood fibre attributes in a high quality red pine plantation: Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC) and FPInnovations (FPI) staff are conducting innovative research to identify, locate, and segregate the desirable attributes of wood fibre to maximize vale and sustain a more competitive Canadian forest industry. One innovative research project being carried out by the CWFC is studying the utility of employing non-destructive evaluation (NDE) tools for assessing wood fibre attributes. The goal is to identify tools and develop techniques that will identify and segregate trees of varying quality to aid forest resource professionals in optimizing management decisions and better understand the effects of various forest management practices.

New Scientists at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre (GLFC): Four scientists have joined GLFC since 2009. New to the Pest Ecology and Management team are Jeremy Allison and Chris MacQuarrie. Isabelle Aubin is a forest ecologist working with the Ecosystem Impacts group and Kara Webster is a soil ecologist with the Soil and Water Sustainability team. Their backgrounds and areas of interest are outlined.

Great Lakes Forestry Centre officially opens the Insect Production and Quarantine Laboratories and Invasive Species Centre: On July 31st, 2012 the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Joe Oliver along with Mr. Brian Hayes, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie and Mr David Orazietti, member of the Ontario Legislative Assembly for Sault Ste. Marie, officially opened the new Insect Production and Quarantine Laboratories (IPQL) and the Canada-Ontario Invasive Species Centre (ISC). The IPQL and ISC are located at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The state-of-the-art IPQL is the only one of its kind in Canada dedicated to rearing native and alien forest insects.

Ten year results from forest harvesting impacts study: GLFC scientists recently collaborated on an analysis of tenth year results from the North American Long Term Soil Productivity (LTSP) network of research sites. Data assessed included planted tree and total above-ground biomass across 45 installations, as well as concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus in foliage. Scientists were interested in determining whether biomass production or foliar nutrition had a tendency to decrease with increased organic matter removal and whether these results were evident at the 10 year mark. They also looked at the relative importance of vegetation control compared to other stand treatments.

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Also available under the title:
Centre de foresterie des Grands Lacs Bulletin-é. No. 19, automne 2012. (French)