Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Western Cedar Deformity

Wednesday December 10, 2014  12:00pm-1:00pm

Northwest Community College - Smithers

Adriana Almeida-Rodriguez discusses a study that seeks to better understand columnar growth of western redcedar in the Kitimat Valley using aerial emissions and geological maps superimposed for selecting six sample sites, three of which are located along the aerial industrial emission corridor from Kitimat to Onion Lake. The remaining three are located outside the aerial emissions corridor. Results suggest that columnar tree shape is related to aerial industrial emissions in redcedar and that it might be a useful indicator species in terms of its response to air quality in the Northwest coast forest.

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