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Notes: Starch Content in Roots of Defoliated Sugar Maple

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Starch levels in roots of sugar maple, Acer saccharum Marsh., were reduced only in those trees defoliated severely enough to cause refoliation in the same season. The amount of starch reduction in individual trees varied. Starch content reflected both degree and frequency of defoliation. Forest Sci. 18:203-204.

Keywords: Acer saccharum Marsh; Heterocampa guttivitta (Wlkr.)

Document Type: News

Affiliations: Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Exp. Stn., Insect and Disease Laboratory, Hamden, Conn.

Publication date: 1972-09-01

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