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The Rate of Spread of Oak Wilt in the Lake States

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Between 1955 and 1959 an average of 42 percent of the oak wilt infection centers surveyed in southeastern Minnesota and central Wisconsin increased in size annually. The average rate of increase in radius of infection centers was 3.2 feet per year. In the same general area the annual rate of new infection centers establishment was 1.7 for each 100 acres of oak type sampled. Attempts to correlate variation in the rates of establishment and enlargement of infection centers with various stand and site factors were unsuccessful.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief of the Station's Division of Forest Disease Research

Publication date: November 1, 1963

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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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