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Baseline Growth Performance Levels and Assessment Procedures for Commercial Tree Species in Alberta's Mountains and Foothills

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  • Field work was undertaken on cut-over or burned sites during the summer of 1986 to acquire data on juvenile height development of commercial tree species growing in coal-bearing areas of the Eastern Slopes of Alberta. These data were used to define reasonable expectations of early growth performance under prevailing environmental conditions, as a basis for evaluating the success of reforestation following coal mining. Equations were developed predicting total seedling height and current annual height increment as a function of age and e1evat on. Procedures are described for applying the equations, with further adjustments for drainage class and aspect, to develop local growth standards, and for testing actual growth performance against these expectations .

  • Date created
    1988
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  • Type of Item
    Report
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3BR8MP8V
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    This material is provided under educational reproduction permissions included in Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development's Copyright and Disclosure Statement, see terms at http://www.environment.alberta.ca/copyright.html. This Statement requires the following identification: \"The source of the materials is Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development http://www.environment.gov.ab.ca/. The use of these materials by the end user is done without any affiliation with or endorsement by the Government of Alberta. Reliance upon the end user's use of these materials is at the risk of the end user.