Boreal and sub-boreal broadleaf-conifer mixedwood interactions (EP 1266.04)

Trial Name: Boreal and sub-boreal broadleaf-conifer mixedwood interactions (EP 1266.04)
Trial Objectives Installation Name Ecological Zone Tree Species Silvicultural Treatments
To develop white spruce and lodgepole pine tree and stand growth relationships to enable TASS III simulations of aspen-spruce and aspen-pine boreal and sub-boreal mixedwoods.
  • Tamarack Lake
  • Dog Creek
  • Loon Lake
  • Pitka Creek
  • Tako Creek
  • Chehishic Creek
SBS
  • Lodgepole pine 
  • Trembling Aspen
  • A variety of operational site preparation and vegetation management treatments.
  • Aspen thinning and brushing vegetation management research trials within pine plantations.

Publications:

 
Publication Topics Publications
Growth and Yield Modelling
  • Harper, G.J. and K.R. Polsson. 2007. Modelling boreal mixedwoods with the Tree and Stand Simulator (TASS). B.C. Min. For. Range, Res. Br., Victoria, B.C. Exten. Note 80.    
Growth and Yield
  • Harper, G.J. 2015. Lodgepole pine and trembling aspen mixedwoods: growth and yield within 22 to 39 year old pine plantations of northern interior British Columbia. For. Chron. 91(5):502–518.
  • Harper, G.J. 2008. Quantifying the branch, crown and bole development of Populus tremuloides Michx. from north-eastern British Columbia. For. Ecol. Manag. 255(7):2286–2296.
Competition Dynamics
  • Harper, G.J., M. O’Neill, P. Fielder, T. Newsome, and C. Delong. 2009. Lodgepole pine growth as a function of competition and canopy light environment within aspen dominated mixedwoods of central interior British Columbia. For. Ecol. Manag. 257:1829–1838. 
Literature Review
Neighbourhood Competition
  • Harper, G.J. 2017. Lodgepole pine and trembling aspen mixedwoods: neighbourhood studies within 22 to 39 year old pine plantations of northern British Columbia. For. Chron. 93(3):226–240.