Afforestation of Boreal Open Woodlands: Early Performance and Ecophysiology of Planted Black Spruce Seedlings

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Tremblay, Pascal; Boucher, Jean-Francois; Tremblay, Marc; Lord, Daniel;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Journal: Forests (issn: 1999-4907)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/f4020433
  • Subject: afforestation | QK900-989 | growth limitation | carbon sequestration | Plant ecology | black spruce | <i>Picea mariana</i> | Picea mariana | ecophysiology | lichen woodland
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Open lichen woodlands (LWs) are degraded stands that lack the ability to regenerate naturally due to a succession of natural and/or anthropogenic disturbances. As they represent both interesting forest restoration and carbon sequestration opportunities, we tested disc s... View more
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