Is the English
ditty Oak before ash
relevant in Newfoundland?
"Oak before ash, will just be a splash.
Ash before oak, we're in for a soak."
The old rhyme predicts a dry summer because the oak
tree blooms well before the ash tree.
Do Quercus robur
provenance Holland outperform Quercus
robur provenance New Forest England?
Are the leader stems of hybrid Korean fir (Abies koreana x Abies fraseri/Abies balsamea)
larger than either parent? January 2010.
Do Fraser Fir break
bud later than Balsam Fir in Newfoundland? (May 17, 2006). Answer
appears to be yes, spring/summer 2009.
Red Pine appear to be very intolerant of shade. Numerous examples exist
of dead Red Pine next to living Scotch Pine, both planted at the same
time and growing under similar light levels. In cases where Red Pine
were barely alive (minimal green needles), clearing brush (mostly
alder) from around the Red Pine allowed the Red Pine to recover
substantially within 1 year. Numerous examples known on the Plateau.
August 28, 2007
(Caucasian) Fir comfortable in Newfoundland? 3 specimens under moderate
stress show no cones at GW. These three specimens were planted at the
same time as Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Red Pine, Korean Fir, and
Fraser Fir, all of which have developed cones for up to 6 years. (June
English Oak found
alive in May 2006 had been shaded and thought lost under thick alders
shortly after their planting from acorns in 1994, thus showing strong
Seed collected from
2 European Silver Birch September 15, 2005 are germinating in a
germination test at Port aux Basques. Hence, viable seed have been
produced from 2 original European Silver Birches grown from seed
imported from FW Schumacher in the 1990s. (May 20, 2006)