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Effects of the Winter Moth on Growth and Mortality of Red Oak in Nova Scotia

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Mortality, reduction of foliage, and loss of basal area increment of Quercus rubra L. were related quantitatively to defoliation by the winter moth, Operophtera brumata (L.). Repeated defoliation of some stands between 1958 and 1962 resulted in tree mortality as high as 40 percent of the stand. Survivors recovered their vigor after the outbreak subsided.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Scientist at the Forest Research Laboratory, Department of Forestry and Rural Development, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Publication date: September 1, 1967

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
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