Canadian Forest Service Publications

Forest regeneration in the ESSF zone of north-central British Columbia. 1994. Farnden, C. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-351.

Year: 1994

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3592

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: PDF (download)

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The purpose of this report is to provide practising silviculturists in north-central British Columbia with critical knowledge required to improve regeneration success rates in subalpine forests. High elevation forestry in this region is relatively new. An insufficient understanding of the environmental conditions in subalpine forests and the changes in those conditions when forests are harvested has frequently contributed to problems in regeneration. This report highlights the current knowledge of these conditions, their effects on tree survival and growth, some of the forest practises that can be used to modify adverse conditions, and the silvical characteristics of the affected tree species. Specific environmental conditions that are discussed include air temperature, soil temperature, and impacts of competing vegetation and snow. Forest practices such as canopy removal, site preparation, planting and vegetation management are discussed.