A tree improvement programme for Pinus contorta.

  • J. O'Driscoll
Keywords: Pinus contorta, lodgepole pine, tree improvement, seed stands, Seed orchards, seed selection, provenance selection, silviculture, seeds.


Since the Forest Products Research Laboratory was founded nearly 40 years ago to study the science and technology of timber, its programme of research has always included the study of home-grown timbers. The importance of close co-operation between those who study timber and those who grow and market it has always been recognised. The Forestry Commission, with its own planting programme and with responsibilities towards the private woodland owner also, has had a special interest in the work of the Laboratory and liaison between the two has always existed officially and through informal personal contact between individual research workers...
How to Cite
O’Driscoll, J. (1964). A tree improvement programme for Pinus contorta. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/10251