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Stand Dynamics after Mountain Pine Beetle Attack

How will a stand respond after MPB infestation, and what can the forestry industry do to help it regenerate?

There are crucial questions asked by managers attempting to mitigate the impact of mountain pine beetle disturbance on timber and habitat supply. How long is killed-wood salvageable? What wood will be supplied by surviving trees? When will it regenerate?

Originally undertaken by the Foothills Growth and Yield Association and now continued by FGrOW, this project builds on previous research on lodgepole pine stands. The information collected and analysed will be used to inform timber supply analysis and operational planning through the improved development of stand regeneration and growth models forecasting post-disturbance conditions.

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Monitoring Tree Infection and Mortality after Mountain Pine Beetle Attack | FGrOW QuickNote #2

Briefing note on the Forest Growth Organization of Western Canada (FGrOW) research project.

FGrOW QuickNote #1: Stand Dynamics after MPB Attack

QuickNote from the beginning of the FGYA (now FGrOW) project "Stand Dynamics after Mountain Pine Beetle Attack."

Keith McClain

Program Lead

Dick Dempster