NSRC researchers identified eastern white pine provenances (seed sources) with enhanced adaptation to climate change pressures and carbon sequestration potential throughout the portion of the tree’s native distribution from Wisconsin to Maine and Ontario and Quebec. Researchers evaluated provenances grown in long-term plantations established in the 1960s. Using computer climate models and data collected from the plantations, researchers predicted effects of climate change on growth, productivity, and wood properties of existing white pine forests; estimated carbon sequestration potential of white pine under new climate regimes; and quantified the tree’s genetic variation in climatic response and adaptation, among other study objectives.
To identify eastern white pine seed sources better adapted to climate change
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Status - Active
Start date: 2010-01-01