Project Code: CANFOR-01-030
Program: FRIP
Area:Inventory and Planning
Sponsor:Canadian Forest Products
Project Status:Complete

Object & Deliverables


This Project’s primary purpose was to determine the impact of site, treatment, stock type, and competition on the survival, establishment time lag & post-establishment growth of white spruce plantations in Alberta’s boreal forest.

Objectives included the measurement and classification of several 15 – 40 year old white spruce plantations, the assessment of limiting factors to growth, the creation of a database for managed stand growth forecasting, and the creation of a network of demonstration sites.

Final Report

The study was completed over the period of June 2000 to September 2002, and the results are contained in a sixty-seven page report entitled “White Spruce Establishment and Growth in 15-40 year old Plantations and 20-60 year old Fire Origin Natural Stands in the Low Boreal Mixedwood and Lower Boreal – Cordilleran Ecoregions of Alberta” (dated September 2002).

Fire Origin Natural Stands (20 – 60 years old)
White Spruce Establishment and Growth
Plantations (15 – 40 years old)
Northern Alberta Boreal Forest