Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yellow-cedar Die-off in BC

Yellow cedar is declining in British Columbia and elsewhere in the species range.  This is a result of root die-off, which is a result of climate change, and particularly affects cedars growing at low elevation sites close to the coast, which are more exposed and have more variation in elevation.   Learn about yellow-cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) in British Columbia . Read about research on the die-off on the Biodiversity of BC website. 

The drooping branches of yellow cedar are distinctive.


Wooton, Claire E. and Brian Klinkenberg. 2011. A Landscape-level analysis of yellow-cedar decline in coastal British Columbia.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41 (8): 1638-1648.

Read the abstract here.

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