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Twenty-two year results of a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) provenance test in North Dakota

Author(s):

Richard A. Cunningham
David F. Van Haverbeke

Year:

1991

Publication type:

Research Paper (RP)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station

Source:

Res. Pap. RM-298. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 9 p.

Description

A provenance test of 49 seed sources of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) from eastern Europe, Russia, and Siberia was established in two plantations in north-central North Dakota. After 22 years, trees from seed sources within the region bounded by 20° to 57° east longitude and 50° to 58° north latitude were taller, and larger in diameter, and had denser crown and greener winter foliage. Total height at age 5 and age 10 was highly correlated with total height at age 22, indicating that selection at an early age (5-10 years) may be possible in Scots pine breeding programs.

Citation

Cunningham, Richard A.; Van Haverbeke, David F. 1991. Twenty-two year results of a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) provenance test in North Dakota. Res. Pap. RM-RP-298. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 9 p.

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