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Growth and survival of lodgepole pine and Scots pine after 25 years in a reciprocal transplant experiment in Canada and Sweden

Fries, Anders and Elfving, Björn and Ukrainetz, Nicholas K. (2017). Growth and survival of lodgepole pine and Scots pine after 25 years in a reciprocal transplant experiment in Canada and Sweden. Scandinavian journal of forest research. 32:4, 287-296
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02827581.2016.1221990

Abstract

Lodgepole pine is native to western North America, but it is also planted as a fast-growing alternative to Scots pine in Sweden. The production of these two species, when grown as native and as exotic species, was compared in a transcontinental two-species provenance experiment. The tests were planted in 1986 on five sites in northwestern Canada and two sites in Sweden, and included full-sib families, half-sib families, seed orchard collections and natural stand seed collections of both species. After 25 years, lodgepole pine produced 48% more volume (m(3)ha(-1)) and had 27% higher survival than Scots pine at one Swedish site, and had similar volume production and survival at a second. In the five Canadian sites, Scots pine produced on average 22% more volume than lodgepole pine. The variation between sites was, however, large. This higher volume of Scots pine in Canada could be due to higher survival (+28%) and less frequent damage; but higher top height for lodgepole pine in Canada indicated higher potential productivity. The results indicate that an exotic species may produce more than the native species, possibly thanks to higher survival, but it is also possible to increase production with successful population selection of the native species.

Authors/Creators:Fries, Anders and Elfving, Björn and Ukrainetz, Nicholas K.
Title:Growth and survival of lodgepole pine and Scots pine after 25 years in a reciprocal transplant experiment in Canada and Sweden
Series/Journal:Scandinavian journal of forest research (0282-7581)
Year of publishing :2017
Volume:32
Number:4
Page range:287-296
Number of Pages:10
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN:0282-7581
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:K Forestry > K10 Forestry production
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
Agrovoc terms:Pinus contorta, growth, survival
Keywords:Species interaction, exotic species, productivity, provenance transfer, competition, genetic correlation, stem damage
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Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000399491200002
ID Code:14721
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management
(S) > Dept. of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology
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Deposited On:16 Jan 2018 06:58
Metadata Last Modified:16 Jan 2018 06:58

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