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Forest tree improvement in California-1970Author(s): M. Thompson Conkle
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-275. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionForesters in California were surveyed in 1970 to determine the extent of artificial regeneration and tree improvement efforts in the State. Seeding of Douglas-fir was the prevailing practice in the North Coast. Inland areas were being planted with conifers, including ponderosa, Jeffrey, Monterey, and sugar pines, Douglas-fir, and red and white firs. Manpower devoted to tree improvement programs amounted to 8.7 man-years. It was being used chiefly to select superior trees and to establish seed orchards of Douglas-fir and ponderosa and sugar pines. These tree improvement efforts fall far short of that required to study and improve California's timber resources.
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CitationConkle, M. Thompson. 1972. Forest tree improvement in California-1970. Res. Note PSW-RN-275. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
Keywordstree improvement, Pinus ponderosa, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Abies spp., California, artificial regeneration, superior trees, seed orchards
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