Blister-rust-resistant western white pines for British Columbia
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Published by Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria .
Written in English


  • White pine -- Diseases and pests -- British Columbia.,
  • Blister rust -- Control -- British Columbia.,
  • Tree rusts -- Control -- British Columbia.

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Edition Notes

StatementR.S. Hunt.
SeriesInformation report -- BC-X-397., Information report (Pacific Forestry Centre) -- BC-X-397.
ContributionsPacific Forestry Centre.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17723893M
ISBN 100662364937

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