MWI-01-016

Constraints on Crown Development in Boreal Conifers
Sponsor: 
Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.
Lead Researcher: 
Victor Lieffers, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Body: 
The objective of this research was to provide a better understanding of the dynamics of forest canopy development through the mechanisms that limit or constrain leaf area within trees, and canopy development within forests. Numerous forest companies operating in western Alberta contributed to the project, which took place between 1997 and 2002.The project focused on providing answers to seven questions. The questions and findings are presented below:More detailed results of the project are presented as reports, and published articles.