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Decay Hazard Resulting from Ice Damage to Northern Hardwoods

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Abstract:

Few factual data are available concerning the susceptibility of ice-damaged trees to decay. The present study indicates that moderate top injury or trunk wounds offer a low decay hazard in 40-year-old or younger black cherry and sugar maple but a high decay hazard in red maple and beech. Trnnk wounds of any kind in red maple, the birches and beech 20 years of age or older contribute a high decay hazard.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Division of Forest Pathology

Publication date: 1937-12-01

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