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Return of the Giants: Restoring Western White Pine to the Inland Northwest

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Relatively high levels of blister rust infection in some stands of genetically improved western white pine (Pinus monticola) raised concerns that resistance may fail under field conditions. However, surveys show consistently lower infection and mortality in genetically improved white pine compared to unimproved stock. Restoring white pine by continued breeding for high levels of rust resistance, increased planting of resistant seedlings, and other silvicultural treatments are recommended to help alleviate forest health problems in Inland Northwest forests.

Keywords: blister rust; environmental management; forest; forest health; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; pathology

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Professor of Forest Genetics College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 83844-1133, 2: Retired Plant Pathologist USDA Forest Service, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 3: Research Silviculturist USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, Idaho 4: Retired Research Plant Pathologist USDA Forest Service, Moscow, Idaho 5: Geneticist USDA Forest Service, Moscow, Idaho 6: Research Plant Pathologist USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, Idaho 7: Silviculturist Potlatch Corporation, Lewiston, Idaho 8: Plant Pathologist USDA Forest Service, Northern Region, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 9: Ecologist Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Coeur d'Alene

Publication date: June 1, 2002

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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