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Functional relationships between salal understory and forest overstory

Author(s) or contact(s): D.J. Vales
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Botany
Series: Integrated Wildlife Intensive Forestry Research
Other details:  Published 1986. Hardcopy is available.


Abundance of salal (Gaultheria shallon Pursh) and its relationship to forest overstory were studied in immature forest stands on Vancouver Island having some topographical characteristics of deer winter ranges. Plots sampled over a range of stocking levels indicated that salal density was strongly related to single forest stand characteristics but predictive equations differed between plant associations.

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