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Fomes Annosus and Red Cedar

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Red cedar in the southeastern United States may be attacked by the polypore, Fomes annosus. This fungus kills trees regardless of age and causes a pocket-rot of butt logs. Cedars growing in competition for light with pines or hardwoods that overtop them are thereby rendered susceptible to attack. Silvicultural management practices that materially reduce or eliminate competition for light are indicated to operate in greatly reducing losses from this disease.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Head of Science Department, St. Petersburg High School, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Publication date: January 1, 1943

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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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