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Genetic Variation in Incense-Cedar (Calocedrus decurrens): I. Provenance Differences in a Twelve-Year-Old Common-Garden Study

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Results are reported from a provenance study of incense-cedar (Calocedrus decurrens), a tree species native to forested regions of Oregon, California, and Baja California. Seedlings from six geographically distinct regions were measured over a 12 yr period in a common-garden study located near the center of the species' native range. In general, among-region genetic variation was small. However, differences in height, stem volume, and crown form between trees from the southernmost region sampled and trees from the other five study regions were large and significant. Further studies of within-population genetic variation are recommended prior to initiating any tree improvement activities. West. J. Appl. For. 9(4):113-117.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720

Publication date: 1994-10-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Western Journal of Applied Forestry covers the western United States, including Alaska, and western Canada; WJAF will also consider manuscripts reporting research in northern Mexico that has potential application in the southwestern United States.
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