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Experimental forest sample plot studies
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- textual record
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- British Columbia. Forest Branch
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20 cm of textual records
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Established Feb. 27, 1912 under the Dept. of Lands. Name changed March 28, 1945 from the Forest Branch of the Dept. of Lands to the Forest Service of the Dept. of Lands and Forests.
Scope and content
This series consists of experimental forest sample plot studies created by the research division of the Forest Branch from 1924-1938. The records track the growth, inventory, availability and volume of timber in a particular area referred to as a sample plot. This includes tracking the ratio of height and width of a tree relative to its age to estimate growth rates in various types of ecosystems. The records contain descriptive information of the plot’s soil, topography, ground cover, previous logging, location and vegetation.
One study from 1924-1930 referred to as project number 11 or ME 11 which relates to Douglas fir. The other study conducted around 1938 relates to red alder trees. Plots were located around Vancouver Island, the lower mainland, the Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast and other areas of the south coast. Records include statistics, tables, graphs and field notes.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in 2021.
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GR-1230 - Research Division reports and other material
Accession number(s): 92-8976
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- British Columbia. Forest Branch (Subject)