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Relations of terminal growth and specific leaf area to available light in naturally regenerated seedling of lodgepole pine and interior spruce in central British Columbia

Author(s) or contact(s): G.J. Kayahara, H. Y.H. Chen, K. Klinka, and K.D. Coates
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Growth and Yield
Series: Research Report
Other details:  Published 1996. Hardcopy is available.
 

Abstract

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.

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