Current trends in management practices for European larch in North America

Daniel W. Gilmore, Andrew J. David

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European larch (Larix decidua Miller) was introduced to North America in the mid-19th century. Its rapid growth led to its use as a reforestation species in northeastern North America during the early part of the 20th century. Proper site selection and vegetation management are crucial to the successful establishment and productivity of this species. On comparable sites, yields of European larch commonly exceed those of native species. Management practices and applied research for this species in North America include the refinement of 1) site selection criteria, 2) growth and yield tables, and 3) optimal density management and stocking levels, 4) product utilization and marketing, and 5) the advancement of tree improvement programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)822-829
Number of pages8
JournalForestry Chronicle
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2002


  • Growth and yield
  • Productivity
  • Silviculture
  • Tree improvement


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