Influence of Rodents on Natural Regeneration of Douglasfir in the Southwest

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This article shows that cutover stands of Douglasfir in the Southwest are not restocking satisfactorily because of the destructive work of mice. Since it has heen found that mice can be effectively controlled by poisoning, the author suggests that cutover areas be poisoned in years when good seed crops occur. He also suggests that for remaining uncut virgin stands light cutting and as complete disposal of slash and cull material as possible may be all that is required to control rodents.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Silviculturist, Southwestern Forest and Range Experiment Station, Tucson, Ariz., maintained by the Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, for Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas

Publication date: August 1, 1945

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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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