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Discolorations and Decay from Increment Borings

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During recent years, studies of damage from increment borings in tree trunks have been made in Minnesota, the Northeast, Pennsylvania, and the southern Appalachians. This paper presents new data from Pennsylvania and the southern Appalachians and comparative data from the Lake States and the Northeast. Borings result in extensive discoloration and sometimes decay in many of the hardwoods, particularly the diffuse-porous species. Borings should be held to a minimum, and the holes should be made as near the ground as practicable, to minimize the damage to the butt log.

Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: May 1, 1949

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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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