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Amabilis fir (Ba)

Important characteristics of Ba for reforestation are its high shade tolerance, resilience to snowloading, and resistance to dwarf mistletoe. However, the high moisture and nutritional requirements of Ba and a tendency to slow initial height growth limit its use.

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Spruce (Sx)

Lodgepole Pine (Pli/Plc)

Western Redcedar (Cw)

Coastal Douglas-fir (Fdc)

Interior Douglas-fir (Fdi)

Sitka Spruce (Ss and Sxs)

Western Larch (Lw)

Western White Pine (Pw)

Yellow Pine (Py)

Subalpine Fir (Bl)

Amabilis Fir (Ba)

Noble Fir (Bn)

Grand Fir (Bg)

Western Hemlock (Hw)

Mountain Hemlock (Hm)

Yellow-cedar (Yc)

Hardwoods

Native Shrubs

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Sowing Trends ­ 1993/1998
Species:   Amabilis fir (Ba)

  1993 1998

% of total sowing of Ba
     1 + 0
     BBR/PBR
42
0
81
0
# of stock types 5 6
Dominant container types 313B/415B 410/415
Smallest container type 313B 313B
Largest container type 415D 615A
Quantity sown (K) 4010 3622

New stock types since 1993:  412A/615A

Pie graph showing Ba stock type profile, 1998 sowing.


Plate 32.   Ba stock types. (Arrowheads indicate target heights.)

Ba stock types.


Ba stock type suitability.

Ba Limiting factors
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competition
Snow-
press
Animal
damage
Shallow
soils

Recommended stock types:
PSB 313B 1+0 Sp, Su, Fa Poor Fair Poor Fair
PSB 410 1+0 Sp, Su, Fa Fair Good Fair Good
PSB 415B 1+0 Sp, Su, Fa Fair Good Fair Poor
PSB 412A 1+0 Sp, Su, Fa Fair Good Fair Good
PSB 415D 1+0 Sp, Su, Fa Good Good Good Poor
PSB 410 2+0 Sp, Su, Fa Fair Good Fair Good
PSB 415B 2+0 Sp, Su, Fa Good Good Good Poor
PSB 412A 2+0 Sp, Su, Fa Good Good Good Good
PSB 415D 2+0 Sp, Su, Fa Good Good Good Poor
PSB 615A 2+0 Sp, Su, Fa Good Good Good Poor


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