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Title: New height growth models for western larch in British Columbia
Author: Klinka, Karel; Brisco, David James; Nigh, Gordon D. (Gordon Donald); Chourmouzis, Christine
Subject Keywords Forest productivity;Height growth model;Forest site index;Interior cedar - hemlock;Interior douglas fir;Montane spruce;Site index model;Tree growth;Western larch
Issue Date: 2001
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2008-04-15
Publisher Forest Sciences Department, University of British Columbia
Series/Report no. Scientia Silvica extension series, 1209-952X, no. 33
Abstract: Western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) is a locally important species in the Nelson Forest Region, and to a lesser extent, in the Kamloops Forest Region. Its range extends from west of the Rockies to Okanagan Lake, and north to Salmon Arm, in the IDF, ICH, MS, and ESSF biogeoclimatic zones. Prior to this study, the site index curves developed for western larch in western Montana were used to model height and estimate site index in British Columbia. It has been suggested that these curves may not adequately reflect the height growth patterns of western larch in BC. Differences could arise from genetics, different methods of selecting sample trees, or climatic differences. The objective of this project was to produce accurate height growth models for western larch in BC.
Affiliation: Forest Sciences, Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/699
Peer Review Status: Peer-Reviewed

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