Citations with the tag: RED alder
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- Lean in red alder (Alnus rubra): growth stress, tension wood, and righting response
Wilson, Brayton F.; Gartner, Barbara L. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Nov1996, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p1951
No abstract available.
- A Hierarchical Analysis of Seed Production by Alnus rubra.
Markham, John H. // American Midland Naturalist; Oct2002, Vol. 148 Issue 2, p246
Presents a study that examined the variation in seed production in catkins from red alder Alnus rubra. Determination of the total number of seed produced; Analysis of the number of viable seed produced; Relationship between seed number and percent viability.
- Effect of the light environment on seed germination of red alder (Alnus rubra)
Haeussler, Sybille; Tappeiner, II, John C. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Jul1993, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p1487
No abstract available.
- Red Alder.
Kaiser, Jo-ann // Wood & Wood Products; Jan2001, Vol. 106 Issue 1, p41
Focuses on the potential of the red alder hardwood as commercial timber. Information on red alder; Other uses of red alder; Value of the hardwood.
- Red Alder: New Markets for This Hearty Tree.
Swagel, Will // Alaska Business Monthly; Oct2003, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p98
Discusses key issues concerning the red alder, a hardwood tree thriving in exposed mineral soil in Southeast Alaska. Range of industrial and product applications for the red alder; Benefits offered by the red alder to forests in Alaska; Implications on the forestry and wood products sector.
- Response of red alder (Alnus rubra) seedlings to a woolly alder sawfly (Eriocampa ovata) outbreak
Markham, John H.; Chanway, C. P. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Apr1998, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p591
We monitored the effect of an outbreak of Eriocampa ovata L.on experimental Alnus rubra Bong. seedlings during the year of the outbreak (1993) and the following growing season. Seedlings planted on low-elevation sites had significantly more of their leaves damaged (>50% per tree) than plants on...
- JUVENILE WOOD EFFECT IN RED ALDER: ANALYSIS OF PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL DATA TO DELINEATE JUVENILE AND MATURE WOOD ZONES.
Evans II, Joel W.; Senft, John F.; Green, David W. // Forest Products Journal; Jul/Aug2000, Vol. 50 Issue 7/8, p75
The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of juvenile wood on the mechanical and physical properties of red alder. Tree growth in the first 10 to 20 years, usually referred to as juvenile wood, often influences wood quality by adversely affecting mechanical strength...
- A Worldwide Hit.
Kaiser, Jo-Ann // Wood & Wood Products; Aug2011, Vol. 116 Issue 6, p19
The article focuses on red alder woods that have been growing principally in the Pacific Northwest. It notes that red alder woods are used in making high-end cabinetry and furniture in places including Japan, Europe and China. It describes red alder as a fine-grained hardwood and the most...
- Genetic variation in red alder (Alnus rubra) in relation to native climate and geography
Heilman, P. E.; Stettler, R. F.; Ager, A. A. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Sep1993, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p1930
No abstract available.
- Leaf element concentrations and soil properties in first- and second-rotation stands of red alder (Alnus rubra)
Compton, Jana E.; Homann, Peter S.; Cole, Dale W. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; May1997, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p662
Successive rotations of nitrogen-fixing red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) may alter soil properties, potentially influencing future tree growth and nutrition. We examined the effects of red alder on soil properties and next-rotation alder leaf and leaf litter element concentrations. A conversion...
- THE INTERACTION OF SAWING AND EDGING OPERATIONS ON RED ALDER FINGER-JOINT CUT-STOCK PRODUCTION.
Brunner, Charles C.; Maristany, Alberto G.; Anderson, Jim; Funck, James W.; Butler, David A. // Forest Products Journal; Jul/Aug97, Vol. 47 Issue 7/8, p75
Discusses the interactions of sawing and edging operations on red alder or Alnus rubra finger-joint cut-stock production. Review of literature on studies of sawing and edging practices; Cut-up simulation; Cost analysis; Aggregate volume comparisons.
- Factors affecting distribution of wood, detritus, and sediment in headwater streams draining managed young-growth red alder � conifer forests in southeast Alaska.
Gomi, Takashi; Johnson, Adelaide C.; Deal, Robert L.; Hennon, Paul E.; Orlikowska, Ewa H.; Wipfli, Mark S. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Mar2006, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p725
Factors (riparian stand condition, management regimes, and channel properties) affecting distributions of wood, detritus (leaves and branches), and sediment were examined in headwater streams draining young-growth red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) � conifer riparian forests (< 40 years old) in...
- Multivariate analysis of allozymic and quantitative trait variation in Alnus rubra: geographic patterns and evolutionary implications
Namkoong, G.; El-Kassaby, Y. A.; Hamann, Andreas; Koshy, M. P. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Oct1998, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p1557
- Density and rectangularity of planting influence 20-year growth and development of red alder.
DeBell, Dean S.; Harrington, Constance A. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Jul2002, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p1244
Examines the influence of the density and rectangularity of plantation on the growth and development of red alder in Oregon. Patterns of tree growth and stand development; Comparisons of the growth of trees with other plantations; Analysis of the diameter-density relationships in spacing.
- Differential Tree Colonization of Old Fields in a Temperate Rain Forest.
Riege, Dennis A.; Del Moral, Roger // American Midland Naturalist; Apr2004, Vol. 151 Issue 2, p251
Most old fields in the Queers Valley of Olympic National Park, USA, remain dominated by exotic herbs 60 y after abandonment although the fields are surrounded by temperate rain forest. However, areas of some fields have been invaded by Picea sitchensis, one of three dominant forest species (with...
- wood to know.
Duguay, Carl // Canadian Woodworking; Apr/May2009, Issue 59, p27
The article offers information on red alder or western alder, scientifically known as Alnus ruba, a wood commonly used in woodworking. It describes the wood based on its characteristics including its life span and tree size, as well as both of its working and physical properties. Red alder's...
- Character-marked furniture made from red alder harvested in southeast Alaska: product perspectives from consumers and retailers.
Bumgardner, Matthew; Nicholls, David; Barber, Valerie // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Dec2009, Vol. 39 Issue 12, p2450
In recent decades, red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) has become an important Pacific Northwest hardwood in appearance-grade lumber markets, such as exports, furniture, and cabinets. However, red alder generally is a short-lived pioneer species, and small logs can result in proportionally large...
- The influence of red alder patches on light, litterfall, and soil nutrients in adjacent conifer stands.
Lavery, John M.; Comeau, Philip G.; Prescott, Cindy E. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Jan2004, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p56
To evaluate the distance over which red alder patches influence adjacent conifer stands, we measured light transmission and nutrient contents of soil and litterfall along transects crossing the boundary between alder and conifer stands at three sites (10�15, 20�25, and >= 40 years old) in...
- Stand dynamics of mixed red alder � conifer forests of southeast Alaska.
Deal, Robert L.; Hennon, Paul E.; Orlikowska, Ewa H.; D'Amore, David V. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Apr2004, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p969
Stand structure and dynamics were evaluated in mixed red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) � conifer forests of southeast Alaska. We assessed stand development, tree density, total basal area, diameter distribution of live and dead trees, height distribution of live trees, and mean diameter of all and...
- Influence of species proportion and timing of establishment on stem quality in mixed red alder � Douglas-fir plantations.
Grotta, Amy T.; Gartner, Barbara L.; Radosevich, Steven R. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Apr2004, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p863
The relationships among stand structure, Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) branch characteristics, and red alder (Alnus rubra (Bong.)) stem form attributes were explored for 10- to 15-year-old trees growing in mixed Douglas-fir � red alder plantations. Treatments included a...
- Relations between red alder composition and understory vegetation in young mixed forests of southeast Alaska.
Hanley, Thomas A.; Deal, Robert L.; Orlikowska, Ewa H. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Mar2006, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p738
Interest in mixed red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) � conifer young-growth stands has grown in southeast Alaska, USA, because they appear to provide much more productive understory vegetation and wildlife habitat than do similar-aged pure conifer stands. We studied understory vegetation in nine...
- Effects of species mixtures on growth and stand development of Douglas-fir and red alder.
Radosevic, Steven R.; Hibbs, David E.; Chersa, Claudio M. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Mar2006, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p768
In the Pacific Northwest, a mixture of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) and red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) often results when red alder regenerates naturally in planted conifer stands. The relationships among stand structure, tree mortality, tree size, and understory development...
- The effect of initial tree-planting density on timber and wood-fuel properties of red alder and sycamore.
Mmolotsi, Ronnie M.; Teklehaimanot, Zewge // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Jun2006, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p1475
Studies on red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) and sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus L.) were carried out to assess their timber and wood-fuel properties when grown at wide spacing as in a silvopastoral system. Initial tree-planting density had significant effects on the modulus of elasticity (MOE) in red...
- Decomposition of broadleaf and needle litter in forests of British Columbia: influences of litter type, forest type, and litter mixtures .
Prescott, C.E.; Zabek, L.M.; Staley, C.L.; Kabzems, R. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Nov2000, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p1742
Reports on the measured rates of decomposition at three sites representing the major mixedwood forest types of British Columbia: (i) boreal forests of white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) and trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.), (ii) coastal forests of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga...
- Effects of contrasting light and soil moisture availability on the growth and biomass allocation of Douglas-fir and red alder .
Chan, Samuel S.; Radosevich, Steven R.; Grotta, Amy T. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Jan2003, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p106
Examines growth and biomass allocation of individual Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) and red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) seedlings grown under contrasting combinations of light and water. Alder growth that was always greater than Douglas-fir; Full sunlight and soil moisture at...
- Effects of phosphorus fertilization and liming on growth, mineral nutrition, and gas exchange of Alnus rubra seedlings grown in soils from mature alluvial Alnus stands.
Brown, K. R.; Courtin, P. J. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Nov2003, Vol. 33 Issue 11, p2089
In southern coastal British Columbia, red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) is recommended for reforestation on some low-elevation, fertile, and moist sites (e.g., alluvial sites). Correlative data indicate that P deficiencies limit the growth of alder in low-pH soils; deficiencies of P and other...
- Nitrogen Export from Forested Watersheds in the Oregon Coast Range: The Role of N2-fixing Red Alder.
Compton, Jana E.; Church, M. Robbins; Larned, Scott T.; Hogsett, William E. // Ecosystems; 2003, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p773
Variations in plant community composition across the landscape can influence nutrient retention and loss at the watershed scale. A striking example of plant species importance is the influence of N2- fixing red alder (Alnus rubra) on nutrient cycling in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. To...
- The influence of watershed characteristics on nitrogen export to and marine fate in Hood Canal, Washington, USA.
Steinberg, Peter; Brett, Michael; Bechtold, J.; Richey, Jeffrey; Porensky, Lauren; Smith, Suzanne // Biogeochemistry; Dec2011, Vol. 106 Issue 3, p415
Hood Canal, Washington, USA, is a poorly ventilated fjord-like sub-basin of Puget Sound that commonly experiences hypoxia. This study examined the influence of watershed soils, vegetation, physical features, and population density on nitrogen (N) export to Hood Canal from 43 tributaries. We also...
- Frankia bacteria in Alnus rubra forests: genetic diversity and determinants of assemblage structure.
Kennedy, Peter G.; Weber, Marjorie G.; Bluhm, Andrew A. // Plant & Soil; Oct2010, Vol. 335 Issue 1/2, p479
To quantify the genetic diversity of Frankia bacteria associated with Alnus rubra in natural settings and to examine the relative importance of site age, management, and geographic location in structuring Frankia assemblages in A. rubra forests, root nodules from four A. rubra sites in the...
- RED ALDER.
Foster, Steven // Peterson Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants & Herbs; 2002, p346
This article presents an encyclopedia entry for the medicinal plant Alnus rubra, commonly known as red alder. This deciduous tree can grow up to 130 feet. Its bark ranges from white to gray, mostly smooth, but with short horizontal ridges. Its roots are red-orange, often exposed along creeks,...
- First North American records for Heterarthrus vagans (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae), a Palaearctic Ieafmining sawfly of alder.
Humble, Leland M. // Canadian Entomologist; Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p181
The discovery in southwestern British Columbia of widespread established populations of the Palaearctic leafminer Heterarthrus vagans (Fallen) feeding on native red alder, Alnus rubra Bong. (Betulaceae), is reported. A preliminary survey suggests that it is currently confined to the Fraser...
- Contribution of red alder to soil nitrogen input in a silvopastoral system.
Zewge Teklehaimanot; Ronnie Mmolotsi // Biology & Fertility of Soils; Aug2007, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p843
AbstractÂ Â Studies on Alnus rubra Bong. (red alder) were carried out to assess its potential for use as a component of a silvopastoral system. Comparison was between two treatments: red alder at 400 stems haâ1 (silvopasture) and red alder at 2,500 stems haâ1 (forestry control)....
- THE ALDER ADVANTAGE.
Kaiser, Jo-Ann // Wood & Wood Products; Aug2009, Vol. 114 Issue 9, p22
The article offers information about Alnus ubra or the red alder, which is considered as the most common hardwood found in the Pacific Northwest. It mentions that the wood is used in making musical instruments, veneer, cabinetry, furniture and carving. It relates that alder is considered as an...
- FAVORITE SPECIES: WHAT'S HOT FOR CASEGOODS AND COMPONENTS.
Kaiser, Jo-Ann // Wood & Wood Products; Mar2013, Vol. 118 Issue 2, following p71
The article offers information on several wood species which are favorite of wood product manufacturers and industry suppliers for 2013 including red alder, avodire and hickory. Red alder has been selected as favorite by Stephanie Happer, marketing manager of the wood products manufacturing...
- Practicalities and Possibilities.
Kaiser, Jo-Ann // Forest Products Journal; Feb2006, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p17
The article presents abstracts of several studies related to forest products. They include "West Virginia Logger Characteristics," "Total Hydrocarbon Emissions From Red Alder Lumber During Drying," "Lateral Edge Resistance of Single-Fastener Furniture Joints in Wood-Based Panel Products" and...
- Total hydrocarbon emissions from red alder lumber during drying.
Milota, Michael R. // Forest Products Journal; Feb2006, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p30
Hydrocarbon emissions can be precursors to low-level ozone formation and states may regulate them to maintain ambient air quality. Total hydrocarbon emissions were measured during the drying of red alder lumber. Fresh wood bad low emissions, 0.2 pounds per 1.000 board feet. Wood that was stored...
- A Note on the Effect of Wood Moisture Content and Clear Coating on the Color of Veneer Panels Stained with Solvent-Borne Stain.
Evans, Philip D.; Cullis, Ian // Forest Products Journal; Mar2010, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p273
Red alder, mahogany, maple, white oak, and pine veneer panels conditioned to 6, 12, or 20 percent moisture content (MC) were stained with red solvent-borne stain, partially coated with clear lacquer lacquer, and air dried. All of the hardwood panels stained at an MC of 20 percent were either...
- Character-Marked Red Alder Lumber from Southeastern Alaska: Profiled Panel Product Preferences by Residential Consumers.
Lee Nicholls, David; Barber, Valerie // Forest Products Journal; Jun2010, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p315
Red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) lumber is widely used to produce furniture and other secondary wood products. Tongue and groove (T&G) paneling is a product with potential niche applications and requires relatively small investments in processing equipment. As such, it represents potential business...
- Incorporation of nitrogen from decomposing red alder leaves into plants and soil of a recent clearcut in Oregon .
Swanston, Christopher W.; Myrold, David D. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Sep97, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p1496
Presents a study to evaluate the Nitrogen incorporation from red alder into an Oregon upland mesic forest soil. Recovery of nitrogen in vegetation, litter, and light and heavy fractions of the soil; Findings that alder detritus was a net source of nitrogen; Characteristics of growing plant tissue.
- Ten-year results from red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) provenance-progeny testing and their implications for genetic improvement.
Xie, C.-Y. // New Forests; Nov2008, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p273
Ten-year data on growth and survival of two red alder provenance-progeny test trials located in the southern and northern coastal regions in British Columbia, Canada, were analysed and their implications for the genetic improvement of this species were discussed. A total of 42 and 41...
- The Nation's Biggest Trees.
Xie, C.-Y. // National Wildlife (World Edition); Apr/May85, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p19
Lists the record holders for the largest trees in the U.S. Red alder; Common apple; White ash; Bigtooth aspen.
- Density of red alder (Alnus rubra) in headwaters influences invertebrate and detritus subsidies to downstream fish habitats in Alaska.
Wipfli, Mark S.; Musslewhite, Jake // Hydrobiologia; Jun2004, Vol. 520 Issue 1-3, p153
We investigated the influence of red alder (Alnus rubra) stand density in upland, riparian forests on invertebrate and detritus transport from fishless headwater streams to downstream, salmonid habitats in southeastern Alaska. Red alder commonly regenerates after soil disturbance (such as from...
- Convergence and divergence of nutrient stoichiometry during forest litter decomposition.
Homann, Peter // Plant & Soil; Sep2012, Vol. 358 Issue 1/2, p251
Background and aims: General theory of forest floor dynamics indicates convergence of properties during detrital decomposition. This study examined the hypothesis that nutrient stoichiometry, i.e. the relative amounts of nutrients, converges during litter decomposition. Methods: Douglas-fir (...
- All Nitrogen Fixers Are Not Created Equal.
Toensmeier, Eric // Agroforestry News; Aug2012, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p17
The article presents the author's views on nitrogen fixing plants in North America which are considered crucial in food forestry and other permaculture practices. He discusses the behaviour of the species which turn atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogen fertilizers. He states that he has discovered...
- N-Fixing Red Alder Indirectly Accelerates Ecosystem Nitrogen Cycling.
Perakis, Steven; Matkins, Joselin; Hibbs, David // Ecosystems; Nov2012, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p1182
Symbiotic N-fixing tree species can accelerate ecosystem N dynamics through decomposition feedbacks via both direct and indirect pathways. Direct pathways include the production of readily decomposed leaf litter and increased N supply to decomposers, whereas indirect pathways include increased...
- Diversity-Carbon Flux Relationships in a Northwest Forest.
Kirsch, Justin L.; Fischer, Dylan G.; Kazakova, Alexandra N.; Biswas, Abir; Kelm, Rachael E.; Carlson, David W.; LeRoy, Carri J. // Diversity (14242818); Mar2012, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p33
While aboveground biomass and forest productivity can vary over abiotic gradients (e.g., temperature and moisture gradients), biotic factors such as biodiversity and tree species stand dominance can also strongly influence biomass accumulation. In this study we use a permanent plot network to...
- Emissions of hazardous air pollutants from lumber drying.
Milota, Mike; Mosher, Paul // Forest Products Journal; Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 58 Issue 7/8, p50
NCASI Method 105 was used during lumber drying to measure emissions of methanol, phenol, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, propionaldehyde, and acrolein from red alder (Alnus rubra), ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), white wood (a mix of western pines, fir, and spruce), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga...