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By Peter Bannister, Gilbert Neuner (auth.), Francine J. Bigras, Steve J. Colombo (eds.)

Conifer chilly Hardiness offers an up to date synthesis by way of major scientists within the research of the key physiological and environmental components regulating chilly hardiness of conifer tree species. This state of the art reference comprehensively explains present figuring out of conifer chilly hardiness starting from the gene to the globe and from the hugely utilized to the very easy. subject matters addressed surround chilly hardiness from the views of ecology, ecophysiology, acclimation and deacclimation, seedling construction and reforestation, the affects of biotic and abiotic elements, and strategies for learning and examining chilly hardiness. The content material is proper to geneticists, ecologists, tension physiologists, environmental and worldwide swap scientists, pathologists, complicated nursery and silvicultural practitioners, and graduate scholars excited about plant biology, plant body structure, horticulture and forestry with an curiosity in chilly hardiness.

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2nd ed. , New York. Reitsma, L. 1994. The frost resistance of some native plants from the Central Volcanic Plateau, North Island, New Zealand, in relation to plant succession. Z. J. Bot. 32: 217226. Repo, T. 1992. Seasonal changes in frost hardiness in Picea abies and Pinus sylvestris in Finland. Can. J. For. Res. 22: 1949-1957. , and Bartels, A. 1996. Geholze Gartenflora (Band 1). Ulmer, Stuttgart. Sakai, A. 1971. Freezing resistance of relicts from the Arcto-Tertiary flora. New Phytol. 70: 1199-1205.

27 Hannerz et al. 1999b Picea abies Natural frost damage Nienstaedt 1985 Natural frost P. 56 Aitken and Adams 1997 damage var. 25. N. Aitken and M. Hannerz 39 The magnitude and direction of correlations between hardiness traits and growth rate will have great bearing on breeding strategies for managing cold hardiness. While correlations can be relatively strong between total growth and date of growth cessation among provenances, corresponding correlations among families from a limited geographic area are typically weaker (Skmppa and Magnussen 1993; Balduman et al.

J. Bot. 36: 131-143. Rehder, A. 1940. Manual of cultivated trees and shrubs hardy in North America, exclusive of the subtropical and warmer temperate regions. 2nd ed. , New York. Reitsma, L. 1994. The frost resistance of some native plants from the Central Volcanic Plateau, North Island, New Zealand, in relation to plant succession. Z. J. Bot. 32: 217226. Repo, T. 1992. Seasonal changes in frost hardiness in Picea abies and Pinus sylvestris in Finland. Can. J. For. Res. 22: 1949-1957. , and Bartels, A.

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