Winter 2010


British Columbia has significant areas of healthy and vigorous juvenile lodgepole pine, both pure and mixed with other species. Some areas, however, are showing a range of impacts by forest health agents, from light to severe. The Winter 2010 issue of Silviculture Magazine presented two articles that raise concerns about the potential of lodgepole pine at, or near, the free-growing stage to reach forecast stand volumes at rotation. Lodgepole pine's vulnerability to a range of forest health agents, added to a potential gap in the mid-term timber supply following the mountain pine beetle infestation, has created a situation that requires attention.