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“It’s all up from here”: Forest openings and seedling growth in western white pine restoration

Posted date: July 27, 2020
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Authors: Jain, Terrie B.; Graham, Russell T.;
Document type: Other Documents


For centuries, western white pine (Pinus monticola) dominated moist forests of the northern Rocky Mountains. However, not much of the former forest remains. A combination of blister rust, beetles, and logging severely reduced the range of white pine during the 20th century. Over a decade of research by Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists Terrie Jain and Russell Graham is now providing updated guidelines for regenerating and establishing white pine on the landscape by focusing on factors such as forest openings and visible sky.

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