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Estimating Dwarf Mistletoe Seed Production in Small Ponderosa Pines

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Seed production among individual plants of dwarf mistletoe varies with plant size and density of fruiting. Regressions of fruitfulness on plant length/width relationships within each of 4 density classes allow seed production per plant to be estimated from standard curves. These estimates are applied to visual estimates of size and density of plants on the sample unit. For convenience of use, estimated numbers of seeds per plant are tabulated for plants of 12 different lengths and 5 widths in each of the 4 density classes. Forest Sci. 17:73-78.
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Keywords: Arceuthobium campylodum; Pinus ponderosa; sampling methods

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: National Defense Education Act fellow, Dep. of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis 97331

Publication date: 1971-03-01

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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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