R&D Topics Addressed:

  1. Incorporate into the SBW DSS effects of hardwood content in reducing SBW defoliation and a new SBW population model appropriate for EIS projections.
  2. Refine optimum operational blocking heuristics and use in planning EIS treatment blocking.
  3. Measure defoliation and tree response in plots in QC & NB and develop refined DSS impact relationships. Develop new growth loss and mortality factors.


D. MacLean (UNB), C. Hennigar (UNB), J. Gullison, A. Dick (NBDERD), L. Amos-Binks (FPL), U. Vepakomma (FP-I)