Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 6349002

    Annual completion report: TFL 6 and TFL 25 : yellow cypress clonal trial measurements
 
Project lead: Western Forest Products Inc.
Author: Van Niejenhuis, Annette
Imprint: Saanichton, B.C. : Western Forest Products Inc, 2005
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA)
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Description:
The yellow cypress clonal evaluation project continues more than a decade of research into the genetic variation of this species and how it should be managed, conserved, and deployed. Understanding this variation will lead to efficient and effective seed transfer limits. Identification of stable, top-performing clones for regeneration programs increases the value of the forest land base and assists in adjacency concerns. Delivery of volume gains from the program has begun, but greater gains will be realized, both from the increased selection intensity of more clones in more trials, and from increased confidence of older trials. Western Forest Products initiated trials in this species, and now works in conjunction with the Ministry of Forestsí Yellow Cypress Breeder to deliver gain to regeneration programs. This report summarizes the data collected at five of our test sites that were scheduled for measurement after the 2004 growing season. These include the twelve-year measures of the Jordan River phase 3 high and low tests sites, the Port McNeill phase 3 low test site, and the Jeune Landing phase 3 high elevation test site. The fifth is the seven-year measures of the phase 8 Port McNeill low elevation trial. This report also confirms that the data have been forwarded to the Breeder for determination of clonal values. These trials are among those identified in the FGC Business Plan 2004/2005 (Woods 2004).
Annette van Niejenhuis.

    Deliverables:

Annual Completion Report (0.2Mb)

To view PDF documents you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free from the Adobe Web Site.

Updated August 16, 2010 

Search for other  FIA reports or other Ministry of Forests and Range publications.

Please direct questions or comments regarding publications to For.Prodres@gov.bc.ca