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Armillaria altimontana is not associated with reduced growth or survival of western white pine (Pinus monticola) planted in northern Idaho

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2019
Armillaria altimontana and A. solidipes frequently co-occur (McDonald et al. 2000) and are commonly found in association with western white pine (Pinus monticola). Armillaria solidipes (as A. ostoyae) is well-known as a virulent primary pathogen on diverse conifers within inland western regions of the contiguous USA (Lockman and Kearns 2016), whereas A. altimontana is considered to be a weak or secondary pathogen (Brazee et al. 2012).

White pine in the American West: A vanishing species - can we save it?

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
Forest scientists ask that everyone, from the home gardener to the forest manager, help revive western white pine by planting it everywhere, even in nonforest environments such as our neighborhood streets, parks, and backyards. White pine, long ago considered the "King Pine," once dominated the moist inland forests of the Northwest, eventually spawning whole industries and historical movements.

Deception Creek Experimental Forest

Publications Posted on: May 11, 2018
Deception Creek Experimental Forest is in one of the most productive forests in the Rocky Mountains. When the forest was established in 1933, large, old-age western white pine (Pinus monticola) were important for producing lumber products. The forest, located in the Coeur d'Alene Mountains, is in the heart of the western white pine forest type.

The role of silviculture in ecosystem management: a practice in transition

Publications Posted on: May 11, 2018
The cedar (Thuja plicata) -hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) -white pine (Pinus monticola) forests are some of the most productive in North America. Silvicultural practices used in these forests originated in Europe and usually concentrated on producing high-value commercial products.

Western white pine development in relation to biophysical characteristics across different spatial scales in the Coeur d'Alene River basin in northern Idaho, U.S.A

Publications Posted on: March 27, 2018
Many studies have assessed tree development beneath canopies in forest ecosystems, but results are seldom placed within the context of broad-scale biophysical factors. Mapped landscape characteristics for three watersheds, located within the Coeur d’Alene River basin in northern Idaho, were integrated to create a spatial hierarchy reflecting biophysical factors that influence western white pine (Pinus monticola Dougl. ex D.

Biophysical characteristics influencing growth and abundance of western white pine (Pinus monticola) across spatial scales in the Coeur d'Alene River Basin, Idaho

Publications Posted on: March 27, 2018
During the past 50 years the moist forests of northern Idaho changed from being dominated by western white pine (Pinus monticola), an early sera! species, to ones dominated by late serial species, grand fir (Abies grandis) and western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla). Variable fire regimes, successional processes and endemic insects and pathogens worked in concert to produce the stable and resilient forests of the past.

Effects of climate change on forest vegetation in the northern Rockies [Chapter 5]

Publications Posted on: October 04, 2017
Increasing air temperature, through its influence on soil moisture, is expected to cause gradual changes in the abundance and distribution of tree, shrub, and grass species throughout the Northern Rockies, with drought tolerant species becoming more competitive. The earliest changes will be at ecotones between lifeforms (e.g., upper and lower treelines).

History of the Priest River Experiment Station

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
In 1911, the U.S. Forest Service established the Priest River Experimental Forest near Priest River, Idaho. The Forest served as headquarters for the Priest River Forest Experiment Station and continues to be used for forest research critical to understanding forest development and the many processes, structures, and functions occurring in them.

Exponential fertilization of Pinus monticola seedlings: nutrient uptake efficiency, leaching fractions, and early outplanting performance

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
We evaluated nutrient uptake efficiency and subsequent leaching fractions for western white pine (Pinus monticola Dougl. ex D. Don) seedlings grown with exponentially increasing or conventional (constant) fertilization in a greenhouse.

Deception Creek Experimental Forest

Experimental Forests and Ranges Posted on: September 09, 2015
Deception Creek Experimental Forest, located 20 miles east of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is found in one of the Rocky Mountains’ most productive forest areas. Because it features the western white pine forest type, Deception Creek enables researchers to study the ecology and management practices of this tree and its associated species.

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