Soil temperature, seedling growth and white spruce regeneration
Document Type: Book
Author(s): F. Endean
Publication Year: 1972

Cataloging Information

  • Abies lasiocarpa
  • Alberta
  • artificial regeneration
  • Canada
  • clearcutting
  • coniferous forests
  • fire protection
  • ground cover
  • hydrology
  • Hylocomium splendens
  • mineral soils
  • Picea glauca
  • Picea mariana
  • plant growth
  • Pleurozium schreberi
  • recreation
  • regeneration
  • seedlings
  • site treatments
  • soil management
  • soil organic matter
  • soil temperature
  • stand characteristics
  • temperature
  • watershed management
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Record Last Modified: July 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 34003
Tall Timbers Record Number: 8194
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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The development of deep organic layers in the overmature spruce stands of the east slope Foothills Section is viewed as site degradation and a serious impediment to the establishment of regeneration following clear-cutting. Low soil temperature beneath this organic layer is thought to be a major factor limiting regeneration success. Soil temperature are elevated for a few years following reduction of organic layers by prescribed burning.

Endean, F. 1972. Soil temperature, seedling growth and white spruce regeneration. Information Report NOR-X-40. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Northern Forest Research Center, Canadian Forest Service.