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Noble Fir (Bn)

Noble fir is an exotic species with planting currently restricted to Vancouver Island and the adjacent coast mainland. Although less frost resistant and shade tolerant than Ba, it is more resilient to crown deformation from winds and snowloading than other high elevation species.

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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:   Noble fir (Bn)

  1993 1998

% of total sowing of Bn
     1 + 0
     BBR/PBR
83
0
100
0
# of stock types 2 3
Dominant container types 313B 410/415B
Smallest container type 313B 313B
Largest container type 415B 415D
Quantity sown (K) 29 89.5

New stock types since 1993:  410/415D

Pie graph showing Bn stock type profile, 1998 sowing.

Plate 33.   Bn stock types. (Arrowheads indicate target heights.)

Bn stock types.


Bn stock type suitability.

Bn Limiting factors
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competition
Snow-
press
Animal
damage
Shallow
soils

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


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