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Gum Spots in Black Cherry

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Abstract:

Gum spot is a serious defect in black cherry logs wanted for highgrade uses such as furniture and architectural panels. The Prunus miner (Phytobia pruni [Gross]) is mainly responsible for gum spots and pith flecks, but attack by Dryocoetes betulae Hopk. and damage by climatic factors are suggested as other possible causes. Suggestions for silvicultural control include: cultural treatments such as early weedings and stand-improvement thinnings in young stands, removal of large rough dominants of sprout origin from older stands, which are most likely to have extensive gum spot defects; and development of new reproduction stands of black cherry in dense groups on sites zoned to avoid glaze damage.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, Northeastern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Upper Darby, Pa.

Publication date: 1963-08-01

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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