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Wild Animal Damage to New England Forests

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Deer are plentiful enongh in Connecticut, Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts to do serious damage to forests by browsing. The porcupine is the most important animal damaging forests in the states north of southern Massachusetts. It clips branches and girdles the trees. Budding and cutting by rabbits, budding by red squirrels and grosbeaks and girdling by mice are much less important over the region as a whole. Cases showing the seriousness of each animal's work and control measures are given in this report, which, although prepared for a specific region has more than local interest and application.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chairman, New England Section, Society of American Foresters

Publication date: 1931-05-01

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