Two new publications on drought resilience in white spruce

Drought response was investigated in a large cohort of white spruce multiclonal seedlings for multiple growth and wood anatomy traits, in part to better understand the effects on hydraulicity. The results indicate that genetic selection to improve resilience to drought at the juvenile stage would be possible, when the young trees are most susceptible to such stress after reforestation. Full publications available at the following links (1) (2).