Over 130 000 ha of densely regenerated fire-origin lodgepole pine stands in the Williams Lake, Quesnel, and 100 Mile TSAs are currently growing at site indices of less than 7 m, with volume being produced at less than 25% of the site potential. Improving the growth rate of these 20- to 80-year-old height-repressed stands is currently a high priority, especially in view of the downfall in timber supply that is predicted to follow the current mountain pine beetle epidemic.
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Updated September 06, 2007