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Species and Provenance Testing of Eastern USA Species

  • C. J. A. Shelbourne
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Abstract

P. banksiana and P. resinosa are both boreal species. P. banksiana comes from Ontario and Quebec and P. resinosa from a wide east-west band around the Great Lakes and into Michigan. Growth was slow and climatic adaptation to NZ poor for both species. P. elliottii, a slash pine from Florida, grew well in phosphate-deficient soils in Northland but suffered, as did P. taeda (from the southeast USA), from possum attack. Both species had low-density wood. A range-wide collection of provenances of P. strobus showed best growth from the southern Appalachians but was still slow compared to radiata pine.

Keywords

Provenance Banksiana Resinosa Elliottii Taeda Strobus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. A. Shelbourne
    • 1
  1. 1.RotoruaNew Zealand

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