balsam poplar


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balsam poplar

A large hardwood tree, with soft straight-grained wood used for painted millwork. See also: Wood
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Candidate species include those now known to exist north of the treeline in Arctic Alaska, such as balsam poplar, trembling aspen, and white spruce, as well as those that may become established by the end of the century, such as Alaska paper birch (Betula neoalaskana), black spruce (Picea mariana), or American larch (Larix laricina).
Balsam poplar (Populus balsamifercr, Salicaceae) beyond the tree line in the Western Canadian Mainland Arctic (Northwest Territories).
2] classes were used for balsam poplar and white spruce.
Because independent estimates of foliar N concentration between trees and stands were required for each data set, and the potential stand-level data sets that could be developed from the individual tree data sets were not used, the total number of available stand-level measurements for white spruce stands was limited to seven, one each for aspen and balsam poplar, and two for birch stand types.
Aboveground whole-tree N-productivity relationships were developed for balsam poplar, birch, and white spruce trees (Table 1).
Relationships were calculated for the individual-tree aspen, balsam poplar, and white spruce data sets (Table 2).
3 kg annual growth/kg foliar N for balsam poplar on the FP2A site (Table 3).
Key words: balsam poplar, tree line, Arctic, Northwest Territories, Populus balsamifera, floristics, phytogeography, climate change
Here we report new data and summarize existing information on extralimital stands of the tree species balsam poplar from the northeastern Northwest Territories, extending the geographical and ecological range of balsam poplar into the mainland Canadian Arctic.
Although balsam poplar generally ranges to the tree line, disjunct populations have been reported from Arctic regions well beyond the tree line.
Extralimital stands of balsam poplar are less well known in Canada.
A few extralimital stands of balsam poplar are known from the Northwest Territories, but none has been studied in detail.