Canadian Forest Service Publications

Establishment of jack pine family-test plantations in eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba, 1976. 1981. Klein, J.I. and Nanka, A.M. Environment Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, Northern Forest Research Centre, Edmonton, Alberta. 55 pages.

Year: 1981

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 37288

Language: English

Series: File Report (NoFC - Edmonton)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Open-pollinated seed was collected from 244 selected parent trees and two stands, mainly from 51°26' to 53°33' north latitude and from 100°37' to 103°30' west longitude, in 1970, 1971, and 1975. Rearing was done in 40 x 40 x 120 mm containers filled with peat, from June 1975 to March 1976. During the rearing period, 214 progenies were selected to be included in the test, along with the two stand collections, and the seedlings selected for planting were arranged according to the cubic lattic design of the plantations. In the summer of 1975, four planting sites in eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba were cleared, then were scarified with shark-finned barrels and anchor chain, or with anchor chain alone. The scarified sites were staked out at a spacing of 2.5 x 2.5 m. Planting was accomplished in May and June of 1976. The test has 12 replicates (3 in each plantation) and four-tree row plots. Progeny source information, plantation maps, and detailed planting site descriptions are presented in Appendixes.