New information and weevil-resistant seed is available for Vancouver Island!
Since the previous
Decision Aid, there have been some important new developments to support
foresters planting and minimizing weevil damage to Sitka spruce on Vancouver
Weevil-resistant seed is available. Attack rates are reduced by 50 to
70% compared to susceptible seed at a given site. This superior provenance
seed from Haney and Big Qualicum can be planted in the Maritime or Georgia
Seed Planning Zones or the
Seed Planning Units between 48 and 55 N up to 500 m elevation. Check
SeedMap for availability.
There is new data on site hazard for Vancouver Island. Click on
for more information.
This online tool will determine the weevil hazard for a site, starting with
Ministry contact: Jodie Krakowski
Please direct questions regarding webpage to For.Prodres@gov.bc.ca
Updated June 2009