Use of European silver fir in forestry re-assessed
Large-scale use of European silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) was discounted in the mid-twentieth century. A recent paper by Forest Research scientists Gary Kerr, Victoria Stokes, Andrew Peace and Richard Jinks in the European Journal of Forest Research challenges that assumption and, using results from 46 year old provenance experiments, show that European silver fir is a productive species and could be deployed in British forests as a component to diversify species composition and in the wider use of continuous cover forestry.
Read Effects of provenance on the survival, growth and stem form of European silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) in Britain
European Journal of Forest Research (2015) DOI 10.1007/s10342-014-0856-9
Gary Kerr, Victoria Stokes, Andrew Peace and Richard Jinks