This study determines the terminal growth potential at optimum light environments for naturally regenerated seedlings of shade-intolerant lodgepole pine and moderately shade-intolerant interior spruce in the western portion of the Sub-Boreal Spruce Zone. It quantifies the responses of terminal growth and specific leaf area to light availability across a range of site qualities and compares changes in growth and specific leaf area in relation to light and different soil moisture regimes.
Download RR09 PDF file (1049 KB)
To view this document you need the current version of
Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free from the
Adobe Web Site.
Updated October 24, 2008