Interim report on conserving old growth red and white pine
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Interim report on conserving old growth red and white pine by Joanna Kid

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Published by Old Growth Policy Advisory Committee in Sudbury, Ont .
Written in English


  • Red pine -- Ontario.,
  • White pine -- Ontario.,
  • Old growth forests -- Ontario.

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Edition Notes

Statement[prepared by Joanna Kidd].
ContributionsOntario. Old Growth Policy Advisory Committee.
LC ClassificationsSD397.R612 K53 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 35, 10 p. :
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14776884M

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