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Ecology and Management of Sitka Spruce

Emphasizing Its Natural Range in British Columbia

Sitka spruce, the largest of the world's spruces, is an important component of British Columbia's coastal forests. Its ecology gives it a special place in the sustainable management of the province's forests. However, in west coast forestry it is poorly known in comparison with its main coniferous companions -- Douglas-fir, western redcedar, and western hemlock. As an important international forestry resource, it is crucial that Sitka spruce -- its ecology and the ecosystems in which it occurs -- be clearly understood by those who are involved with its management.

350 pages

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

2. Biology and Ecology of Naturally Occurring Sitka Spruce

3. Management of Sitka Spruce

4. Sitka Spruce in British Columbia's Future


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