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Title In situ Genetic Conservation of Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata D. Don): Information and Recommendations
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File Information Monterey pine occupies a special niche in California. It is valued in its native forests for the scenic character it gives those environments. It is less well recognized for the ecosystem services it provides in those forest ecosystems. As an agroforestry crop in California, it is found in the Christmas tree trade and used in landscaping. Dwarfi ng this relatively small commercial value in California, however, is the value of Monterey pine as a plantation tree elsewhere in the world, especially in the southern hemisphere. Because most of the native Monterey pine forests are found in California, this means that, for better or worse, these California forests are the primary remaining reservoir for the native genetic diversity of the species upon which the long-term success of the commercial plantation enterprises may ultimately depend.
Rogers, Deborah L
Resource Analyst
Date Added Oct 3, 2008
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