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Articles and Reports

Belton, John. 2004. Red Alder- The Other Lumber Species. Northwest Woodlands 20(4):22-23.

Binkley, D. 2003. Seven decades of stand development in mixed and pure stands of conifers and nitrogen-fixing red alder. Can. J. For. Res. 33: 2274–2279.

Bormann, B.T. and J.C. Gordon. 1984. Stand density effects in young red alder plantations: productivity, photosynthate partitioning, and nitrogen fixation. Ecology 65:394-402.

Brown, K.R., and P.J. Courtin. 2003. Effects of phosphorus fertilization on the early growth of red alder plantations. B.C. Ministry of Forests. Extension Note 019.

Brown, K.R. 1999. First-year Growth Responses of Young Red Alder Stands to Fertilization. B.C. Ministry of Forests. Extension Note 36.

Carlton, G.C. 1988. Structure and development of red alder dominated communities in the Oregon coast Range. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis. 173 p.

Chambers, C.J. 1974. Empirical Yield Tables for Predominantly Alder Stands in Western Washington. WA DNR Report 31.

Cole, E.C. and M. Newton. 1987. Fifth-year responses of Douglas-fir to crowding and nonconiferous competition. Can. J. For. Res. 17:181-186.

Cole, D.W., J. Compton, H.V. Miegroet, and P. Homann. 1989. Changes in soil properties and site productivity caused by red alder. Paper presented at the IUFRO Symposium: Management of Nutrition in Forests Under Stress. September 18-21. Freiberg, Germany.

Courtin, P.R., K.R. Brown, and G.J. Harper. 2002. Red Alder management trials in the Vancouver Forest Region. B.C. Ministry of Forests. Extension Note 016.

Courtin, P.R. and K.R. Brown. 2001. The use of red alder to enhance Sitka spruce growth in the Queen Charlotte islands. B.C. Ministry of Forests. Extension Note 008.

Courtin, P.R. 1991. Selecting the best sites for growing red alder in southwestern B.C. B.C. Ministry of Forests. FRDA Research Memo 192.

DeBell, D.S., and C.A. Harrington. 2002. Density and rectangularity of planting influence 20-year growth and development of red alder. Can. J. For. Res. 32:1244-1253.

Franklin, J.F., and C.T. Dyrness. 1973. Natural Vegetation of Oregon and Washington. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-8. 216pps.

Haeusler, S. 1988. Germination and first-year survival of red alder seedlings in the central Coast Range of Oregon. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis. 105 p.

Harrington, C. A. 1986. A Method of Site Quality Evaluation for Red Alder. USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-192.

Harrington, C.A., and R.O. Curtis. 1986. Height growth and site index curves for red alder. USDA For. Serv. Res. Paper PNW-358.

Harrington, C.A. 1990. Silvics of red alder. In: Silvics of North America, vol. 2, Hardwoods. Technically coordinated by: R.M. Burns and B.H. Honkala. USDA For. Serv. Agric. Handb. 654. Washington D.C. pps. 116-123.

Hurd, P.D., and D.S. DeBell. 2001. Growth and early stand development of intensely cultured red alder plantings. New Forests 21:71-87.

Lanner, R.M. 1985. On the insensitivity of height growth to spacing. Forest Ecology and Management. 13:143-148.

Lester, D.T., and D.S. DeBell. 1989. Geographic variation in red alder. USDA For. Serv. Res. Paper PNW-RP-409.

Lipp, C.C. 1987. The effects of nutrient availability and relative size on growth, photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation in red alder. M.S. thesis. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

MacFarlane, D.W., E.J. Green, and H.E. Burkhart. 2000. Population density influences assessment and application of site index. Can. J. For. Res. 30:1472-1475.

Nigh, G.D. and P.J. Courtin. 1998. Height models for red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) in British Columbia. New Forests 16:59-70.

*Resch, H, 1988. Red Alder: Opportunities for Better Utilization of a Resource. OSU Forest Research Laboratory, Special Publication 16.

Scott, W., R. Meade, R. Leon, D. Hyink, and R. Miller. 1998. Planting density and tree-size relations in coast Douglas-fir. Can. J. For. Res. 28(1): 74-78.

Skinner, E.C. 1959. Cubic volume tables for red alder and Sitka spruce. USDS Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Center, Research Note 170.

Worthington, N.P., F.R. Johnson, G.R. Staebler, and W.S. Lloyd. 1960. Normal yield tables for red alder. USDA For. Serv. PNW For. Range Exp. Stn., Portland, OR. Res. Paper 36.

*To request reprints of these publications, visit the website Forestry Communications Group website. 

Books and Manuals

Briggs, D.G., D.S. DeBell, and W.A. Atkinson (eds). 1978. Utilization and management of alder. USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-70.

Clutter, J.L., J.C. Fortson, L.V. Piennar, G.H. Brister, and R.L. Bailey. 1983. Timber management: a quantitative approach. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York. 333pps.

Comeau, P.G., G.J. Harper, M.E. Blanche and J.O. Beateng (eds.). Ecology and Management of B.C. Hardwoods. Workshop Proc. Dec 1-2, 1993. B.C. Ministry of Forests. FRDA Rep. Richmond B.C.

Peterson, E.B., N.M. Peterson, P.G. Comeau, and K.D. Thomas (eds). 1999. Bigleaf Maple Managers' Handbook for British Columbia. Miscellaneous Report 090.

Peterson, E.B., N.M. Peterson, S.W. Simard, and J.R. Wang (eds). 1997. Paper Birch Managers' Handbook for British Columbia. FRDA Report 271.

Peterson, E.B. (ed). 1996. Black Cottonwood and Balsam Poplar Managers' Handbook for British Columbia. FRDA Report 250.

Peterson, E.B., Ahrens, G.R., and Peterson, N.M. (eds). 1996. Red Alder Managers' Handbook for British Columbia. FRDA Report 240.

Peterson, E.B., and N.M Peterson. (eds). 1995. Aspen Managers' Handbook for British Columbia. FRDA Report 230.

Smith, D.M., B.C. Larson, M.J. Kelty, and P.M.S. Ashton. 1997. The practice of silviculture: applied forest ecology. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York. 537 pps.

Trappe, J.M., J.F. Franklin, R.F. Tarrant, and G.H. Hansen (eds). 1968. Biology of alder. USDA For. Serv. PNW For. Range Exp. Stn., Portland, OR. pps 73-84.

Wenger, K.E. 1984. Forestry Handbook. 2nd ed. John Wiley and Sons. New York, New York.

Miscellaneous Publications

Fact Sheet #22: After decades of Douglas-fir plantations, is it time for forest landowners to consider planting alder and cedar?: This fact sheet offers some reasons to consider a transition in the Pacific Northwest from replanting with Douglas-fir to alder and cedar.

An Assessment of the PNW Hardwood Lumber Industry (1999)

Washington Tree Seed Transfer Zones

Source of Native Forest Nursery Seedlings-Published annually by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), this cataloge helps forest landowners locate siutable tree stock in OR and WA.

A Hardwood Resource Assessment for Western Washington-This project was a result of a joint agreement between the Washington Hardwoods Commission (WHC) and the Washington Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to provide an assessment of Western Washington's hardwood inventory.

Online Publications Search Links

Treesearch - online systems for locating and delivering nationwide publications by the USDA Forest Service. Search by typing in "red alder", for instance

Pacific Northwest Research Station Publications-This site lists publications and products specific to the USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station.

British Columbia Ministry of Forests-This site lists publications and products specific to the BC Ministry of Forests.