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Early Survival and Growth of Russian Pinus sylvestris L. in Canada
- Teich, A. H., Holst, M. J.
- Forestry chronicle 1970 v.46 no.4 pp. 325-328
- Pinus banksiana, Pinus sylvestris, climate, growing season, provenance, reforestation, seedlings, stem form, Ontario, Russia, Saskatchewan
- Scots pine provenances from Russia were grown in Ontario at Longlac, Dorset and Chalk River, and in Saskatchewan at Prince Albert and Indian Head. After eight growing seasons in the field all provenances survived well. The three tallest, Orel, Woronesh and Kiev provenances, grew considerably taller than the others, and at Prince Albert, where native jack pine was also grown, the growth and survival of these provenances was also better than that of jack pine. If further studies show that this high performance persists and that stem form is commercially acceptable, seedlings from these three provenances may be useful for reforestation in those parts of Canada with a continental climate.