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Share this image — Hide sharing options. The Chilean cedar is a conifer with a very straight, column-like appearance 2. It has reddish-brown bark and scaly leaves 4. The Chilean cedar is very sensitive to moisture, and tree-ring records from this tree have been used to work out past rainfall patterns throughout the Patagonian forest, as well as giving information on the glacial history of cihlensis area 5.
A slow-growing species, individual Chilean cedars as old as years have been documented 5. It is a dioecious conifer, so individuals either produce male pollen cones or female seed cones. Pollen and seed dispersal is facilitated primarily by the wind 9.
As its name suggests, the Chilean cedar is native to Chile, although it is also found in the Patagonian forest in Argentina.
It has a range of aroundhectares 6but its distribution is highly fragmented, particularly to the east, and genetic variation has been identified between separated populations 7. The Chilean cedar is found in submontane forest in the foothills of the Andes 8often on steep slopes and around lakes 5. In addition, this tree can also persist chhilensis scrubland 1and is able to establish itself in a variety of conditions, ranging from shallow clays to deep volcanic soil 6.
The timber of the Chilean cedar is of local economic importance and logging has threatened this species in the past 1 In addition, habitat loss is putting further pressure on this tree, as agricultural practices begin to encroach on the forest 1.
Alongside this, the release of livestock into the forest, in particular deer, has proven problematic, as these herbivores graze on sapling trees, limiting their growth Seed predation by insects is also thought to affect regeneration of austroccedrus Chilean cedar in the wild 1.
Fires, both natural and deliberate, also threaten the persistence of the Chilean cedar, and if current climate change predictions are correct, there may be an increase in the frequency and severity of fires affecting this species Climate change may also cause prolonged periods of water stress and drought, with as yet unknown effects on the Chilean cedar Most likely caused by a soil-borne pathogen, this causes the trees to wither, lose their leaves and often be reduced in size 6.
At present, there are few specific conservation measures in place for the Chilean cedar. However, 85 percent of the Argentinean population of the Chilean cedar remains outside of these areas, and is thus vulnerable to overexploitation 1. There has been research into the success of afforestation with this species 3as well as into the best practice for cultivating cuttings for replanting projects Currently, research is being conducted into the differences seen in separated populations of the Chilean cedar, which will hopefully clarify which populations should be a austroceddus priority 7.
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Chilean cedar biology A slow-growing species, individual Chilean cedars as old as years have been documented 5. Chilean cedar range As its name suggests, the Chilean cedar is native to Chile, although it is also found in the Patagonian forest in Argentina.
Long-tailed jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus. Great egret Casmerodius albus. Chilwnsis hillstar Oreotrochilus estella. Chilean cedar habitat The Chilean cedar is found in submontane forest in the foothills of the Andes 8often on steep slopes and around lakes 5.
Bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis.
Chilean cedar threats The timber of the Chilean cedar is of local economic importance and logging has threatened this species in the past 1 Chilean cedar conservation At present, there are few specific conservation measures in place for the Chilean cedar.
Find out more Find out more about the Chilean cedar: The Gymnosperm Database – Chilean cedar: The Global Trees Campaign: Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.
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This species information was authored as part of the Arkive and Universities Scheme. Glossary Chilesis The establishment of forest by natural succession progressive changes in the vegetation over time or by the planting of trees on land where they did not grow formerly. Dioecious Male and female flowers are borne on separate austeocedrus.
Genetic diversity genetic variation The variety of genes within a particular species, population or breed causing differences in morphology, physiology and behaviour.
Plants Profile for Austrocedrus chilensis (Chilean cedar)
A genus tends to contain species that have characteristics in common. Herbivore An animal that consumes only vegetable matter. Submontane forest Forest occurring in the foothills or lower slopes of a mountainous region.
Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. The Gymnosperm Database November, http: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Forest Ecology and Management Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Journal of Biogeography The roles of humans and climatic variation.
Ecological Monographs69 1: The decline of Austrocedrus chilensis forests, an example. Journal of Forest Research X Close Image credit. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.
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