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Management of Red Alder - Plantation Monitoring Data


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Data set is an ascii file containing data pertaining to the condition and size of red alder seedling in plantations in western Oregon, western Washington, and British Columbia. These data are housed in the Oregon State University Forest Science Data Bank.


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Red alder is a valuable timber species, it enhances ecosystem productivity and sustainability via its ability to fix nitrogen, it is immune to conifer root diseases like laminated root rot, it provides essential habitat for a variety of plant and animal species, and, in riparian areas, plays a special role in bank stability and recovery from disturbance. Yet very little is known about active management of red alder. The results of this study apply to natural and planted alder, to plantations, and to spot planting for root rot or biodiversity.

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