Adaptive and phenotypic responses of white birch provenances to climate variations
Oke, Oluwatobi Adeyemi
Master of Science
DisciplineForestry and the Forest Environment
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Trees have adapted to their local climate, but with changes in the climate may currently, or in the near future occupy climates that are sub-optimal for growth and survival. The goal of current reforestation is therefore to establish a new generation of trees with growth adapted to future climate(s). Seed from twenty-five white birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh.) provenances collected across Canada were grown in the greenhouse and observed for emergence time, germination and elongation.