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Summer Frost in Young Forest Plantations

Author(s) or contact(s): R.J. Stathers
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Seedling Performance
Series: FRDA Report
Other details:  Published 1989. Hardcopy is available.


The objectives of this report are to describe the physical principles governing the causes and occurence of frost and the effects of frost on conifer seedlings; to identify frost-prone sites; and to present techniques for avoiding or preventing frost problems in young plantations. An understanding of the physical principles should help foresters to identify high risk summer frost sites and to prescribe appropriate harvesting methods, vegetation management treatments, site preparation treatments, and species for these sites.

FRDA Research Report 073 (2853 KB)

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