Broadcast seeding Sitka spruce on a burned cutover
Document Type: Book
Author(s): J. Richardson
Publication Year: 1972

Cataloging Information

  • Abies balsamea
  • Armillaria
  • Betula papyrifera
  • Canada
  • coniferous forests
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • forest management
  • Newfoundland
  • Picea mariana
  • Picea sitchensis
  • pine forests
  • Pinus strobus
  • plantations
  • Populus tremuloides
  • reforestation
  • seedlings
  • seeds
  • soil moisture
  • soils
  • statistical analysis
  • trees
  • vegetation surveys
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38779
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13392
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN DOC Information Report N-X-72 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the conclusions ... 'The results of this experiment have shown that Sitka spruce can be satisfactorily established on fresh to moist burned cutovers with shallow organic mantels, in Forest Section B28a by broadcast seeding without ground preparation. Within the range of site conditions from fresh to moist, best growth of Sitka spruce seedlings will be obtained on moist sites ... Recently studies have been undertaken by the Canadian Forestry Service to observe the development of various Sitka spruce plantations in Newfoundland. Results show that the species grows well and appears to be suited to climatic conditions in Newfoundland. However, many of the trees have been killed by Armillaria root rot. In fact, of all the exotic spruces planted, Sitka spruce seems to be the most susceptible (Singh4). Similar studies in this and other later seeding experiments utilizing Sitka spruce have shown that the incidence of Armillaria root rot on seeded Sitka spruce is negligible. This would suggest that, if Sitka spruce is to be included in any reforestation program in Newfoundland establishment by direct seeding rather than by planting should be considered.'

Richardson, J. 1972. Broadcast seeding Sitka spruce on a burned cutover. Information Report N-X-72. St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, Environment Canada, Forestry Service Newfoundland Forest Research Centre.