St. Mary’s Residual Basal Area Study in a Mixed Conifer Stand (EP 1365)

Trial Name: St. Mary’s Residual Basal Area Study in a Mixed Conifer Stand (EP 1365) (aka St. Mary’s)
Trial Objectives Installation Name Ecosystems Represented Tree Species Silvicultural Systems Tested Post Establishment Treatments
How does the overstory and understory regeneration response to the level of residual basal area? 
  • Tree regeneration density and growth (natural and planted)
  • Light studies
  • Stand stability
  • Vegetation response
  • Ungulate use
St. Mary’s Residual Basal Area Study in a Mixed Conifer Stand IDFdm2
  • Douglas-fir
  • Lodgepole pine
  • Western larch
Single tree selection with 4 levels of residual basal area 
  • BA retention (8, 16, 24, 37 m²)
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Comments: Some challenges with mountain pine beetle

Publications

 
Publication Topics Publications
General Overview
  • Understory light
  • Microclimate
  • Regeneration
  • Vegetation
  • Lockhead, K. 2011. The influence of forest structure on light and regeneration in complex coniferous stands. MSc thesis. Univ. Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.