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Response of western larch to site preparation

Posted date: May 11, 2018
Publication Year: 
1995
Authors: Graham, Russell T.; Harvey, A. E.; Jurgensen, M. F.; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.; Tonn, J. R.; Jain, Terrie B.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Schmidt, Wyman C.; McDonald, Kathy J., comps. Ecology and management of larix forests: A look ahead: Proceedings of an international symposium; 1992 October 5-9; Whitefish, MT, U.S.A. Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-INT-319. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. p. 185-191.

Abstract

Western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) regenerates and grows adequately on a variety of soils and sites. Mineral soil and burned-over surfaces are excellent for natural regeneration, but organic surfaces also provide adequate seedbeds. Planted western larch are aggressive root producers especially in moist soils. Best development occurs in soils with high organic matter content. Competing vegetation often reduces performance. Site preparation can significantly impact growth and development of this species.

Citation

Graham, R. T.; Harvey, A. E.; Jurgensen, M. F.; Page-Dumroese, D. S.; Tonn, J. R.; Jain, T. B. 1995. Response of western larch to site preparation. In: Schmidt, Wyman C.; McDonald, Kathy J., comps. Ecology and management of larix forests: A look ahead: Proceedings of an international symposium; 1992 October 5-9; Whitefish, MT, U.S.A. Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-INT-319. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. p. 185-191.