Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service

Research & Development Treesearch

Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help - We Participate  Government Made Easy

Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (245 KB bytes)

Title: Genetic variation in California oaks

Author: Millar, Constance I.; Delany, Diane L.; Riggs, Lawrence A.;

Date: 1990

Source: Fremontia 18(3):20-21

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: In forestry the importance of genetic variation for successful reproduction, survival and growth has been widely documented for commercial conifers; until recently, little genetic work has been done on the California oaks. Even before the nature of genetic variation was scientifically investigated, its importance was suspected in operational forestry. Many failures of commercial plantations were traced to the use of seedlings that, although of native species, were derived from populations distant from the planting site. Similarly, in areas that were regenerated with planted seedlings following catastrophic fires, trees of non-local origin grew poorly, if at all.

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.



Millar, Constance I.; Delany, Diane L.; Riggs, Lawrence A. 1990. Genetic variation in California oaks. Fremontia 18(3):20-21


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.