Experimental Work with the Introduction of Chemicals into the Sap Stream of Trees for the Control of Insects

Authors: Craighead, F. C.; St. George, R. A.

Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 36, Number 1, 1 January 1938 , pp. 26-34(9)

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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Abstract:

The introduction of chemicals into the sapstream of living plants for the control of insects and diseases and also for the preservation of the wood has been the object of experimentation for more than 100 years. It has been found that this principle is thoroughly sound within certain limitations. It is likewise practical for purposes to which it can be adapted, such as the treating of small timbers in the round and for the control of bark beetles. Two papers follow, one by F. C. Craighead and R. A. St. George and another by W. D. Bedard. The former paper discusses the more general aspects of the problem of introducing chemicals into trees while the latter describes the application of the method for the control of the mountain pine beetle.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine

Publication date: January 1, 1938

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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